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Old 07-26-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
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Odd things during installs....


Ok, Got FC4 installed (yea!!!!), but now, while trying to install the linux wavelan stuff for the Interstil chipset, and it always says it cant find the source files. I have tried installing this thing, along with other things, and I always get something similar to the message. I figure with the knowledge here, someone can help me. Thanks.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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Can't say for Fedora, never used it (didn't like Redhat before they forked it to fedora anyway).

When I used to use Mandrake, there used to be an extra disc or I had to make sure I had some net assets allocated so that I could get the actual rpm packages, and if necessary the source packages.

Mandrake would be a 3 disc package, the first two and a few megs of the 3rd would be the rpms and the system, the rest of the 3rd disc would be the source packages.

If you have details of the error(s), you can always put the into google linux server and see what that throws up!

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Old 07-26-2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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Ugh, what I mean to say is it asks for the kernel source/linux source tree, and it reies to find it, and it finds something, but it says it isnt the right dir, and it wants me to supply the correct one, what is it?
 
Old 07-26-2005, 06:29 PM   #4
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The Fedora systems don't install the source of the kernel unless you specifically ask for it. If you did, it is in /usr/src/linux or /usr/src/(some name here). You can download the source and all that from an .rpm package. At aa terminal, type this
Code:
uname -r
and that will give you the name of your kernel. Then look for rpm's with that name in them. There may be a quick and easy way that those more familiar with Fedora know about.

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Old 07-26-2005, 06:34 PM   #5
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And what site might I go to for this? My kernel is 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 thanks
 
Old 07-26-2005, 06:59 PM   #6
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Well, I can think of 3 - 1 SUPER obvious even to a newbie - The super obvious is google.com
also
google.com/linux
and
http://fedora.redhat.com/
as well as
http://rpmfind.net/

Good luck, and happy linuxing to you!

Peace,
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:12 PM   #7
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Cool, I found that out before you posted, and now I get this error when trying to install using fedora release notes:

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -Uvh kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.src.rpm
warning: kernel-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.src.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES



I think, not sure, that this means it was a bad download? Please help


thx
 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:57 AM   #8
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If you still have the install discs that you used, then it's probably also on one of them (I'm thinking along the lines of, if you downloaded the distro and the MD5sum numbers check was OK, then that's usually the best place to get it from).

As I mentioned, with mandrake, I always had to get both the kernel and the kernel sources, because my system needed both to install the nvidia driver (which uses the sources to make the module for the kernel - otherwise the install would fail).

If the FC4 has a list of available packages in the software manager, it should (logically) also have the kernel sources in there somewhere. Which should (at least theoretically) negate the possibility of incorrect/damaged/garbled download.

regards

John

p.s. Well done with the perseverance. It's the easiest thing in the world to say "screw it, it's crap" and then give it up as a bad job! I sometimes find it really annoying to have to keep learning more stuff, but I know more about my system now, than I ever did when I had windows installed.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 09:18 AM   #9
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Found the solution. I forgot to put the search function here at linuxquestions.org into my previous list. Somebody else had the exact same error with the same RPM, and it is documented and fixed through yum, which is a great utility for installing nearly everything. Here is the link -
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/334401

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