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Old 06-29-2002, 10:49 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2002
Distribution: Custom - LFS base
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Kernel Won't Compile For i586 machine

I'm trying to build a custom 2.4.18 kernel for my LFS distro b/ it won't compile for my i586 machine. I run the make mrproper && make menuconfig and get to the make dep and receive this message-->
gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -o scripts/mkdep scripts/mkdep.c
In file included from /usr/include/bits/posix1_lim.h:126,
from /usr/include/limits.h:144,
from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i586-pc-linux-gnu/2.95.3/include/limits.h:177,
from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i586-pc-linux-gnu/2.95.3/include/syslimits.h:7,
from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i586-pc-linux-gnu/2.95.3/include/limits.h:11,
from scripts/mkdep.c:35:
/usr/include/bits/local_lim.h:36: linux/limits.h: No such file or directory
make: *** [scripts/mkdep] Error 1

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Old 06-29-2002, 11:49 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: NY
Distribution: Gentoo,RH
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Is it possible that you didn't call your kernel source directory "/usr/src/linux"? That can be a symlink -

$ ls -l /usr/src
total 12
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 May 18 18:17 linux -> linux-2.4.18
drwxr-xr-x 14 573 573 4096 Jun 26 23:34 linux-2.4.18

$ ls -l /usr/src/linux/include/linux/limits.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 573 573 765 Feb 25 14:38 /usr/src/linux/include/linux/limits.h

Hope it helps,


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