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Old 06-21-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Kernel 'make modules' problem

I downloaded from, I successfully compiled the kernel, but when I'm trying to compile modules, I get this:
make modules
  CHK     include/linux/version.h
  Building modules, stage 2.
and thats it! And:
make modules_install
if [ -r -a -x /sbin/depmod ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F; fi
What's wrong?

What is the difference between and 2.6.17-rc2? what does rc2 mean? Thank you!
Old 06-22-2006, 11:49 AM   #2
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Hasn't make modules been unnecessary for some time now? Or is my poor brain just foggy this morning from not-enough-coffee?

Also... before compiling a brand new kernel I always do the following:
  • Make a backup copy of .config, appropriately named and dated, in a subdirectory of /root.
  • mv .config foobar (Save this file so that it doesn't go away when we...)
  • make distclean (Wipe out everything...)
  • mv foobar .config (Now put it back.)
In this way, I am trying to be certain that everything from the past (either my past or the distro-maker's past) is gone, and that I am compiling all of the source and pristine source.
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Originally Posted by sundialsvcs
Hasn't make modules been unnecessary for some time now?
Yes. It's just making the config, then "make", "make modules_install" for a 2.6. There's an "install" target in the Makefile, but I've not used it.

I think "rc" is release candidate.


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