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Old 12-23-2008, 05:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy compat-wireless error...

hi all,can anyone tell me what i am doing wrong about installing the compat-wireless package,i am using the 2.6.26-1 (i686) kernel so i have downloaded the "old" compat-wireless from this link:

i have to make && install to get it working,i fixed some problems like installing buld-essential and so on,Butt,, now i got this output when i try to compile,
andrea@ott0disk:~/Desktop/compat-wireless-2.6-old$ make
make: ./scripts/ Command not found
make: *** [.compat_autoconf_] Error 127
what does it means??
Old 12-24-2008, 02:22 PM   #2
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Which distro are you using? Is this a custom kernel or your distro's kernel? Do you have kernel headers installed?

Looking at the file you're getting an error from it looks like you're missing autoconf which I don't believe is included with build-essential. Try installing autoconf and see if it that works.
Old 12-25-2008, 05:58 AM   #3
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so strange,i installed che autoconf & automake tools that were missing,but i got always the same error....btw i'm using debian with the last kernel avaible in the testing repo,
Old 12-26-2008, 01:10 AM   #4
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probably your /home partition was mounted with noexec option. check this with mount command.
$ mount
/dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,size=10240k,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/sda2 on /home type ext3 (rw,noatime)
/dev/sda6 on /dubara type ext3 (rw,noatime)
shm on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
check your /etc/fstab file for mount options for your /home partition. if your /home partition line contains user or users option remove the option.
But if you don't want to do this mv compat-wireless source to another partition (without noexec) and then try again. i hope this resolve your problem.
Old 12-27-2008, 07:12 AM   #5
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i got just one partition of 60GB with reiserFS and it is causing so much possible that it is mounted with particular option{OT:what is the notail option?},in that case i'll format to ext3,reiser is good but too unstable,sometimes at shutdown the system isn't able to unmount the main partition and it freeze everything so i have everytime to fix the error on the hd..and this is my fstab file:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda1       /               reiserfs notail          0       1
/dev/hda5       none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
Old 12-30-2008, 01:38 AM   #6
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notail is an option for resierfs. this is explanation (from man page)

notail By default, reiserfs stores small files and `file tails' directly into its tree. This confuses some utilities such as LILO(8). This option is used to disable packing of files into the tree.

if you will format your disk, i suggest that create 2 partition. one for /
and one for /home (maybe one for /usr ?)


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