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Old 10-22-2005, 10:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy Failed dependancy even though its there


Well having seemingly successfully compiled and installed a kernel when trying to make rpms of ndiswrapper I now get:

Fail dependences /lib/modules/2.6.13-prep/buil/Makefile is needed etc.....

This file DOES exist at that location, ive looked and found it so what on earth is it complaining about?!?!

Please help .... i am in the several day ling route to getting ndiswrapper working for wireless internet!
Old 10-23-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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If you're installing via RPM, it will check the RPM database for dependencies. If you did not install your new kernel via RPM, its data won't be in the RPM database. You can use the --nodeps option to rpm to force it to skip dependencies checking, but only do this if you're really sure you have everything it needs. Be prepared for the package to not work anyway.
Old 10-23-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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Ah ok that makes more sense now HOWEVER!!!! Yea I compiled the kernel using a tutorial which seemed to you "make all" "make kernel_modules" and "make install" which even though I have very little idea as to what they do caused my new kernel to be in the bootup menu so it seems to have worked.

Yes the rpmbuild -ta filename.src..gz (or whatever the filename was) didnt work but also the "make distclean" "make" and "make rpm" didn't work either. Ok the first two of thoughs were OK but the "make rpm" one returned the same dependency error.

Just to say that in terms of the file existing i tried "less the-file-name-and-path-that-apparently-doesnt-exist" and it loaded up the file fine! So is this rpm dependencies stuff still to do with rpm's if the make thing didnt work either?

again cheers!

Would almost there be true? Or have I got lots more hurdles to get over? Oh what do I care I've been at it for almsot 3 days, im not gonna give up now!


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