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Old 05-25-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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Gentoo, IPW2100/Centrino, Emerge problems...

I've finally got Gentoo up and running on my Averatec laptop. I wanted to get the wireless link up and running and from everything I have found, it seems like all I have to do is "emerge ipw2100" and things should get going...

Now, I know its not that easy. My laptop <i>should</i> be supported (last I looked it was). But I'm hitting a stumbling block that I am not sure is from the package, my hardware (I doubt), or portage itself...

 * Building hostap-driver for kernel version: 2.6.4-ck2
make -C /usr/src/linux SUBDIRS=/var/tmp/portage/hostap-driver-0.1.3/work/hostap-driver-0.1.3/driver/modules \
        MODVERDIR=/var/tmp/portage/hostap-driver-0.1.3/work/hostap-driver-0.1.3/driver/modules modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.4-ck2'
  CC      scripts/empty.o
ACCESS DENIED  open_wr:   /usr/src/linux-2.6.4-ck2/scripts/.empty.o.d
cc1: Permission denied: opening dependency file scripts/.empty.o.d
ACCESS DENIED  unlink:    /usr/src/linux-2.6.4-ck2/scripts/empty.o
ACCESS DENIED  open_wr:   /usr/src/linux-2.6.4-ck2/scripts/empty.o
Assembler messages:
FATAL: can't create scripts/empty.o: Permission denied
ACCESS DENIED  unlink:    /usr/src/linux-2.6.4-ck2/scripts/empty.o
make[2]: *** [scripts/empty.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [scripts] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.4-ck2'
make: *** [2.6] Error 2
That happens everytime I try to build the wireless package. What is odd is that even if I "chmod 777"
that entire directory and the files in it, the ACCESS DENIED messages still come up... Yes, I am running this as root.

Has anyone else used Gentoo to get on a wireless lan and run into these problems???

Old 06-09-2004, 05:46 PM   #2
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I was having the same problem, googled around a bit and found this page:

In case the link is dead, this is what is says:

Trying to emerge hostapd I consistently got errors while emerging hostap-driver. The problem was that it was trying to compile kernel modules and they are located outside of the sandbox so you have to disable that.

FEATURES="-sandbox -userpriv -usersandbox” emerge hostap-driver

Yes, well, that's it then. I just checked the default stage1 /etc/make.globals file and it indeed contains the FEATURES=sandbox parameter.

Have fun with your new installation; I know I am!

Greetings from Utrecht / The Netherlands

Old 03-03-2007, 02:16 AM   #3
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It worked for me too (for something else with the same error)!


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