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Old 02-04-2004, 08:14 PM   #1
future leet
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dep mod:command not found when installing lufs

This seems like a good forum, maybe I can get some help here...?

I get this error when I call make install, everything had gone fine until then.
Here is the output I get:

[root@localhost lufs-0.9.7]# make install
Making install in kernel
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel'
Making install in Linux
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel/Linux'
Making install in 2.4
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel/Linux/2.4'
make[4]: Entering directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel/Linux/2.4'
make[4]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
/bin/sh ../../../config/mkinstalldirs /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2149.nptl/kernel/fs/lufs
mkdir -p -- /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2149.nptl/kernel/fs/lufs
/bin/sh ../../../libtool --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c lufs.o /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2149.nptl/kernel/fs/lufs/lufs.o
/usr/bin/install -c lufs.o /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2149.nptl/kernel/fs/lufs/lufs.o
make install-data-hook
make[5]: Entering directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel/Linux/2.4'
depmod -aq
make[5]: depmod: Command not found
make[5]: *** [install-data-hook] Error 127
make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel/Linux/2.4'
make[4]: *** [install-data-am] Error 2
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel/Linux/2.4'
make[3]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel/Linux/2.4'
make[2]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel/Linux'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jim/rpms/lufs-0.9.7/kernel'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

now, there IS a file /sbin/depmod, but this is not on the PATH env var. Is this a case fo having to just add /sbin to PATH and compiling again?

If I try to install again, will I have to do the configure and make bits again?

Thanks a lot if anyone can help me. I'm getting there with linux now, soon I'll be able to help out too (at least on the easy ones!)
Old 02-05-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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normally /sbin should be in root's path, so add it and try again
Old 02-05-2004, 01:32 PM   #3
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The output of "configure" is saved so you should just be able to "make" and then "make install" (unless you want to change the configuration options).

Good Luck
Old 02-05-2004, 06:22 PM   #4
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Hmmm... here's a confusing little thing...

In my /etc/profile I have:

pathmunge () {
if ! echo $PATH | /bin/egrep -q "(^|:)$1($|:)" ; then
if [ "$2" = "after" ] ; then

# Path manipulation
if [ `id -u` = 0 ]; then
pathmunge /sbin
pathmunge /usr/sbin
pathmunge /usr/local/sbin

isn't this munging /sbin to the path for the root user?
if I su and printenv PATH I get none of these on it

Last edited by future leet; 02-05-2004 at 06:24 PM.
Old 02-06-2004, 08:33 AM   #5
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I'm a bit stuck here now. What are the pros / cons of just adding the sbin paths in ~root/.bashrc?
I can see why the if in my profiles should work, anyone got any idea why it isn't doing? If I can find out what's wrong with this script I can submit a fix to the fedora project.


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