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Old 08-08-2003, 08:03 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Distribution: Debian 3.0r1 (2.4.18-5 i686)
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No Such File "/linux/modversions.h"

I am trying to compile a driver under Debian 3.0r1 woody with GCC 2.95. The Makefile is set to compile with this command line:

gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -DDBC=0 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes-06 -I/usr/src/linux -c -o [filename].o [filename].c

Sorry, it's not verbatim, but my Linux partition cannot get Internet access until this module compiles and insmods correctly. /usr/src/linux is a symbolic link to the kernel headers for my kernel: /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.18-686/include/linux.

Any code that has #include <linux/modversions.h> gives me a file-not-found error message; however, other headers like #include <linux/config.h> do not give me such an error. I looked in the appropriate directory, and this file is there, along with the other headers.

Anyway, trying this sample code gives me the same errors with that header:
#include <linux/config.h>
#include <linux/modversions.h>

int main(void)
    return 0;
Changing the include for modversions.h to #include "/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.18-686/include/linux/modversions.h" only creates file-not-found error messages for whatever modversions.h #include's. If I try compiling the driver with the #include for this header commented out, it will compile; but there will be unresolved external symbols when I try to use insmod on the module. I have also tried compiling this using gcc-3.0, but I get the same error. What should I do?
Old 08-08-2003, 11:26 PM   #2
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missing modversions.h

You might look at this post concerning someone who had a similar problem to yours:


I followed the link given:

and downloaded. After unzipping and untaring, the source directory had a "dummy" modversions.h file in it. I do not know if this will serve your purpose or not. I thought it might be worth looking at.
Good luck.


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