LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2007, 04:38 AM   #1
wakawaka
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
TrueCrypt: problem running build.sh; cannot configure kernel source


Hi there!

I've been trying to install TrueCrypt. Since in the download site there is no version for my operating system (I am running Kubuntu 6.06 64-bit) I had to compile from source.

I followed the instructions found on the german Ubuntu site , meaning I previously installed the linux-source using Adept, unpacked the tarball, created a link to the kernel sources
Code:
alejandro@hal:/usr/src$ sudo ln -s linux-source-2.6.15 linux
and moved the unpacked TrueCrypt source to /usr/src/.
Then I typed this on the console:
Code:
alejandro@hal:/usr/src$ cd truecrypt-4.3-source-code/Linux/
alejandro@hal:/usr/src/truecrypt-4.3-source-code/Linux$ sudo ./build.sh
Password:
Checking build requirements...
Preparing kernel build system in /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.15... make[2]: *** [silentoldconfig] Error 1
make[1]: *** [silentoldconfig] Error 2
make: *** [include/linux/autoconf.h] Error 2

What do this errors mean and how can I solve this problem?
Thank you in advance for your answers!
 
Old 04-09-2007, 07:03 AM   #2
stress_junkie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 and CentOS 5.5
Posts: 3,873

Rep: Reputation: 331Reputation: 331Reputation: 331Reputation: 331
I don't know about the most recent version of True Crypt. I am using the v4.2a version. I know that what you are doing would not be correct for v4.2a. The top level of the untarred archive has a file called Readme.txt. That has the instructions for installing the software.

I wouldn't bother putting the untarred directory for True Crypt in the /usr/scr tree. I always untar the source files under /root/bin so I end up with /root/bin/truecrypt-4.2a. You don't need to keep the source files on your system after you have installed True Crypt, although I do keep them in /root/bin/truecrypt-4.2a.

The version of True Crypt that I use says to cd into the truecrypt-4.2a/Linux directory and run ./install.sh. Of course this is all a lot easier if you use a version of Linux that allows you to log in as root. You can always keep the source files in a directory under your normally privileged user account. You only need to be root when you install the software.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 04-09-2007 at 07:05 AM.
 
  


Reply

Tags
truecrypt


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with running a Truecrypt volume as user, not root please eric11210 Linux - Software 4 01-09-2007 09:23 PM
LXer: Howto: build Linux kernel module against installed kernel w/o full kernel source tree LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-03-2006 08:21 PM
kernel-source-2.6.5-7.src.rpm requires kernel-dummy to build!? fizzdandantilus Suse/Novell 5 12-02-2004 12:48 PM
where is linux source build directory/kernel source tree? webazoid Linux - Software 2 07-01-2004 08:37 PM
Need to 'configure' my kernel to build a driver for my wireless NIC 2016 Linux - Newbie 5 01-01-2003 02:51 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration