i've decided to compile a fresh 2.6 series kernel (test6) b/c they have a bunch of neato features (ipsec, low latency and preemptible kernel, etc.). but alas, installation of the modules gives this depmod output (i presume that's bad), and it says something about my needing mod-utils.
so, i went to the link given by the "make modules_install" output and guessed that i needed to download a new version of module-init-tools. so i went and got module-init-tools-0.9.15-pre2.tar.gz and installed it (with checkinstall, of course). then i retried the "make modules_install" and i got the same depmod problems.
when installing module-init-tools, i just issued "./configure && make links && make && checkinstall" (the "make links" is an attempt to not break the mod-utils i already have in place, just in case this doesn't go smoothly).
one thing that seemed "suspicious" to me is that after i configured the kernel, i issued "make dep" and it told me that it was "unneccessary" for me to do that. maybe this has something to do with this problem...
anyhoo, here's the output i get:
bash-2.05b# make modules_install
Warning: you may need to install module-init-tools
if [ -r System.map ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F System.map 2.6.0-test6; fi
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.6.0-test6/kernel/drivers/char/agp/ali-agp.ko
(and a whole bunch of unresolved symbols messages for various modules)
are these "unresolved symbols" messages problematic, or is this the usual thing? if it's unusual how do i fix it?
any suggestions are welcome.
thx for reading,