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Old 11-13-2002, 10:32 AM   #1
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Issue with ./configure

Hi everyone,

I have Redhat 7.3 on my Dell Latitude c840.

I am trying to install the driver Pctel-0.9.6 for my internal modem but I'm having trouble when I want to "./configure".

What is the command line when the path to my include is not the one by default??? I have tried this :

./configure --with-kernel-includes=/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-3/include

But then i am asked to type : ./configure --with-hal=list

...and to select one of : pct789, cm8738, i8xx, sis, via686a

What is the right command line to say that I want to select pct789 and point to the rignt path (/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-3/include)??? I have tried this :

./configure --with-hal=pct789 --with-kernel-includes=/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-3/include (in one line)

For me at this point it seems to work but I have no idea if my command line is possible.

I went on and typed "make". It went ok.
But when I typed "make install" I got this error :

/bin/sh: depmod : command not found

So could anyone tell me what have I done wrong ?

Thanks a lot


Old 11-13-2002, 10:56 AM   #2
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Are you make install'ing as root?
anyway this how you supposed to do. My main concern is that a developer just slapped in depmod -yadayada into Makefile without determinig the full path to it. A nd see first if you have it, I doubt it you don't because it is an essential utility for linux to be able to run
/sbin/depmod is the usual place.
So if depmod is on your system, then there are two ways to do it, first is no brainer - just su to root with
/bin/su -
it will load the environment for root instead of keeping the environment for a current user; then navigate to the directory where the drivers are and do
make install
another possibility just edit Makefile in the current directory to read /sbin/depmod instead of depmod and do make install
as root, but you can become root without loading env for root with
no dash here at the end.
I suggest the first method - no-brainer.
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if that's the only place where the kernel includes are located, you should really create a symlink to /usr/include to make it more rigid.

ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-3/include/linux /usr/include/

theny ou shouldn't need the prefix anyway
Old 11-13-2002, 11:49 AM   #4
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Neo77777, "/bin/su -" seems to work, TX. Could you tell me more about this command line ? I was su when I was make install'ing. Why do I need this ?

Now I'm having another problem with these command lines

insmod pctel went fine


insmod ptserial gave me this error :

using /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/misc/ptserial.o will taint the kernel:non-GPL License - GPL linked with proprietary librairies /lib/modules/2.4.28-3/misc/ptserial.o:init_module: Input/output error


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