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Old 04-12-2005, 02:47 AM   #1
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update kernel error

hi there,

i tried to upgrade my kernel from 2.4 to everything went fine until i did " make bzImage" it ran then it stopped and gave me this error msg:

/usr/src/linux- line 72: cmp: command not found

/bin/sh: cmp: command not found
Inconsistent kallsyms data
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1

what is missing ? some one please help me to fix this problem

I'm running Slack 10.1 on Via EPIA Mini-ITX 600mhz Eden C3

thanks in advance
Old 04-12-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
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You need the diffutils package to compile the kernel.
Old 04-12-2005, 03:01 AM   #3
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I believe you're missing the following package

diffutils 2.8.1

And you could try following the 2.60 guide in the first thread to make compiling easier and in 3 steps. (hint: edit Makefile)
Old 05-25-2006, 07:24 PM   #4
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Installing DiffUtils pkg worked!

Thanks for this.

I was recently admitted to A & E after repeatedly banging my head against the desk over this one.

Ta muchly.



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