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Old 07-25-2004, 03:14 PM   #1
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Access denied??


Ok, MDK 10, 2.6 Kernel, trying to help out my wireless problem (using intelpro2200 wireless) and I get this:
[jaster@localhost jaster]$ cd ipw2200-0.2
[jaster@localhost ipw2200-0.2]$ ls
CHANGES ipw2200_eeprom.c ipw2200_main.c ipw2200_wx.h README.ipw2200
FILES ipw2200_fw_dma.c ipw2200_rxtx.c ISSUES
INSTALL ipw2200.h ipw2200_rxtx.h LICENSE
ipw2200_bh.c ipw2200_hw.c ipw2200_wx.c Makefile
[jaster@localhost ipw2200-0.2]$ make
<stdin>:1:28: linux/rhconfig.h: No such file or directory
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdk/build SUBDIRS=`pwd` modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk'
CC scripts/empty.o
cc1: Permission denied: opening dependency file scripts/.empty.o.d
Assembler messages:
FATAL: can't create scripts/.tmp_empty.o: Permission denied
make[2]: *** [scripts/empty.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [scripts] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk'
make: *** [default] Error 2


Can anyone interpret what the problem is and how I might go about solving it? I'm a newb so keep it simple lol, thanks.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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FATAL: can't create scripts/.tmp_empty.o: Permission denied
that's your problem... what are the permissions on /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk? have you tried running the "make" as root?
 
Old 07-25-2004, 03:49 PM   #3
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The permissions would all be at defualt levels. How do I 'run as root'? The stuff is in my home directory atm, please enlighten me lol (yes I'm a total newb but this is how I learn, thanks)
 
Old 07-25-2004, 03:55 PM   #4
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Shouldn't you be doing `./configure` before `make`?
 
Old 07-25-2004, 04:13 PM   #5
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I actually have no idea, I'm just following some directions on the website, should I do that? what does it do?
 
Old 07-25-2004, 04:25 PM   #6
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The default set of commands to build software from source are
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./configure
make
<as root>make install
./configure reads the path to necessary system headers, libraries etc that are required for the software you're trying to build.

This is default behaviour though, and can somtimes be changed by the developers of the particular piece of software. Try `./configure`, and see if you get any errors.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 04:52 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure the problem is that the /usr/src/linux tree is writeable only by the root user (as is the default) Sometimes drivers need to read and write in here during their install for various reasons. Jaster, before you run the make command, type "su" (no quotes) at the command prompt and then type the root password. Su stands for "switch user" and when invoked with no arguments it switches you to the root user (after you've authenticated yourself by typing in the root password).
 
Old 07-25-2004, 04:53 PM   #8
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[jaster@localhost ipw2200-0.2]$ ls
CHANGES ipw2200_eeprom.c ipw2200_main.c ipw2200_wx.h README.ipw2200
FILES ipw2200_fw_dma.c ipw2200_rxtx.c ISSUES
INSTALL ipw2200.h ipw2200_rxtx.h LICENSE
ipw2200_bh.c ipw2200_hw.c ipw2200_wx.c Makefile
[jaster@localhost ipw2200-0.2]$ ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
[jaster@localhost ipw2200-0.2]$


grr, no such luck
 
Old 07-25-2004, 04:57 PM   #9
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DOH!! My mistake - should have read the output of `ls` which you posted ...
 
Old 07-25-2004, 07:42 PM   #10
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read instructions

have you read INSTALL?

yeah, normally you become root via "su" and give it your root password

then, normally

./configure
make
make install
 
  


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