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Old 10-20-2003, 10:57 AM   #1
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Building kernel 2.6 test 7 on Fedora (RedHat) probs

Hello all,

I'm trying to install the new kernel 2.6 test 7 for fun. Downloaded it at and untarred. No probs at all, running make clean/mrproper and xconfig. No probs. Running make bzImage, 100% done. Running make modules >> error:

drivers/char/istallion.c: In function `istallion_module_exit':
drivers/char/istallion.c:850: let op: te weinig argumenten voor formaat
CC [M] drivers/char/epca.o
drivers/char/epca.c: In function `do_softint':
drivers/char/epca.c:3316: let op: `MOD_DEC_USE_COUNT' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:494)
CC [M] drivers/char/specialix.o
drivers/char/specialix.c: In function `sx_check_io_range':
drivers/char/specialix.c:289: let op: `check_region' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/ioport.h:117)
CC [M] drivers/char/moxa.o
CC [M] drivers/char/mxser.o
CC [M] drivers/char/ip2.o
CC [M] drivers/char/ip2main.o
drivers/char/ip2/i2cmd.c:142: let op: `ct89' defined but not used
CC [M] drivers/char/riscom8.o
CC [M] drivers/char/isicom.o
drivers/char/isicom.c: In function `ISILoad_ioctl':
drivers/char/isicom.c:155: let op: een cast ontbreekt bij vergelijking van ongelijke pointer-types
drivers/char/isicom.c:160: let op: een cast ontbreekt bij vergelijking van ongelijke pointer-types
drivers/char/isicom.c: In function `unregister_drivers':
drivers/char/isicom.c:1677: let op: `error' might be used uninitialized in this function
CC [M] drivers/char/synclink.o
CC [M] drivers/char/n_hdlc.o
CC [M] drivers/char/sx.o
drivers/char/sx.c: In function `sx_open':
drivers/char/sx.c:1422: error: structure has no member named `tty'
make[2]: *** [drivers/char/sx.o] Fout 1
make[1]: *** [drivers/char] Fout 2
make: *** [drivers] Fout 2
I installed the Dutch version of Fedora 0.95 (its based on RedHat, so it doesn't matter much). But I'm actually a newb im trying to lean how to compile the kernel. I'm struck at this make error ("Fout" is dutch for "Error" ) Could anybody please help?
What if I continue to build and enter "make modules_install" and copy the bzImage? Does it work or will I have to wait until the make modules error is fixed??

How can I solve this "structure has no member named 'tty'" problem?
Thanks a lot folks!!!

MOD: it looks like i'm not the only one...

Last edited by Jefklak; 10-20-2003 at 11:49 AM.
Old 10-20-2003, 04:55 PM   #2
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Same problem drove me nuts while upgrading stock RH9 2.4.20-20.9 kernel to 2.6.0-test7.

There are a few pages that give decent instructions.... look here:
and (an excellent article)

The thing that tripped me up was "module-init-tools", get the latest version at:
(the readme has full install instructions)

By no means am I an expert, I just happened to have had the same problem as you. Hopefully I've helped...

READ EVERYTHING you can get your hands on before doing this upgrade... It ain't called a "test" for nothing.


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