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Old 02-19-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
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Angry Unresolved symbol errors :(

I compiled the kernel and compiled the modules but "make modules_install" keeps giving me unresolved symbol errors.

The errors seem to be showing up in: umsdos, dummy, and parport.

I've tried saying "n" to those options and instead of getting errors in the .o I'll get them in .o.tgz.

What's up with that?

I've compiled the kernel about eight times now and I still get the same errors.
Old 02-19-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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What kernel? Stable or unstable? If you will post the specific error messages, you can get better answers.
Old 02-19-2003, 07:09 PM   #3
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There was thread recently with the same problem. I suggested to delete the old modules tree /lib/modules/2.4.18 and then let modules_install recreate tree with just the modules required. It sounds like a broken makefile. But anyway, the thread is here:

I think the final resolution was to build from a fresh kernel source to avoid the depmod errors.

Perhaps it might help in some way.
Old 02-20-2003, 02:23 AM   #4
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I found that thread and renamed /lib/modules/2.4.18 and that fixed it. I thought that when I built the kernel and the modules it cleaned up after itself, but it seems that isn't always the case.


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