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Old 09-29-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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2.6 test6 "make modules_install" problem

i've decided to compile a fresh 2.6 series kernel (test6) b/c they have a bunch of neato features (ipsec, low latency and preemptible kernel, etc.). but alas, installation of the modules gives this depmod output (i presume that's bad), and it says something about my needing mod-utils.

so, i went to the link given by the "make modules_install" output and guessed that i needed to download a new version of module-init-tools. so i went and got module-init-tools-0.9.15-pre2.tar.gz and installed it (with checkinstall, of course). then i retried the "make modules_install" and i got the same depmod problems.

when installing module-init-tools, i just issued "./configure && make links && make && checkinstall" (the "make links" is an attempt to not break the mod-utils i already have in place, just in case this doesn't go smoothly).

one thing that seemed "suspicious" to me is that after i configured the kernel, i issued "make dep" and it told me that it was "unneccessary" for me to do that. maybe this has something to do with this problem...

anyhoo, here's the output i get:

bash-2.05b# make modules_install
Warning: you may need to install module-init-tools
INSTALL drivers/pci/hotplug/acpiphp.ko
INSTALL crypto/aes.ko
INSTALL drivers/char/agp/agpgart.ko
if [ -r ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F 2.6.0-test6; fi
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.6.0-test6/kernel/drivers/char/agp/ali-agp.ko
depmod: agp_remove_bridge
depmod: agp_generic_free_gatt_table
(and a whole bunch of unresolved symbols messages for various modules)

are these "unresolved symbols" messages problematic, or is this the usual thing? if it's unusual how do i fix it?

any suggestions are welcome.

thx for reading,

Last edited by yocompia; 09-29-2003 at 07:26 PM.
Old 10-06-2003, 03:36 AM   #2
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Uhh... well you're not alone. I have the exact problem you are describing. I'm using RedHat 9 though. And I'll add something to your comments.

I checked my /usr/src/linux-2.6.0-test6/Documentation/Changes to make sure all my programs met the "Curent Minimal Requirements". All of the critical ones did such as gcc, make, ld, and depmod, but a few others didn't so I went ahead and updated them even though I didn't think they were critical for my particular setup. But even with all the latest Current Minimal Requirements met, I still get the module-init-tools warning and a slew of unresolved symbols when I do a make moduels_install.
Old 10-06-2003, 04:56 AM   #3
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i fixed this and got the kernel to compile successfully, but now i have problems with the upgraded packages i got for slack 9.1.

to fix this, get the slack-current package for mod-init-tools and install it.


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