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Old 04-08-2009, 01:10 AM   #1
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CLFS ch10.43: module-init-tools-3.4 testing fails - "Unknown endian"


Host system: Ubuntu x64 (jaunty)
Cross-compile tools built with gcc-3.4
Deviations: bzip2-1.0.5 used in lieu of 1.0.4
chrooted into temporary system

When performing the tests as per the instructions, the testing fails and the following is returned:

make check-TESTS
make[1]: Entering directory `/sources/module-init-tools-3.4'
Building with --enable-zlib...
Testing with --enable-zlib...
Unknown endian!
FAIL: tests/runtests
1 of 1 tests failed
make[1]: *** [check-TESTS] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/sources/module-init-tools-3.4'
make: *** [check-am] Error 2

This is the portion of tests/runtests that is causing the failure. Lines 60-65:
    # Create endianness links
    case `file modprobe` in
	*MSB*) ENDIAN=be;;
	*LSB*) ENDIAN=le;;
	*) echo Unknown endian! >&2; exit 1;;
I ran 'file modprobe', and it returned:
modprobe: ERROR: Cannot allocate memory for note (Cannot allocate memory)

Why is it unable to determine my system's endianness, and how can I fix it?

Thanks in advance.

Ran 'file modprobe.*' and received the following:
modprobe.o: ELF 64-bit LSB relocatable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), not stripped

Changed line 61 from 'case 'file modprobe' in' to 'case 'file modprobe.o' in'.
The test passed after making this change.

Last edited by Bolts; 04-08-2009 at 02:01 AM. Reason: Problem resolved
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