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Re: Kernel 2.4.x compiling in Woody

On Sun, 2 Dec 2001, Donald J Bindner wrote:
> I have been following the list for some time, and I haven't seen
> this come up:  I just transitioned to Woody and I can't compile
> 2.4.x kernels.
> I checked gcc bugs and there looked like some that could account
> for this; they've been passed upstream.
> In the meantime, I have to compile kernels on another potato
> system that has a working setup; but this is a little tedius.
> I would like some way to compile on my own system.  Here's what I
> _have_ tried:
> 1. re-installing the compiler packages "just in case"
> 2. installing a potato base system in a chroot environment and
> trying to compile there.  I was stunned when this didn't work.
> 3. downgrading to the gcc-2.95.2 and cpp from potato.  This
> certainly seemed like it should work as well, but it didn't
> either.

Are you sure your hardware is perfectly OK? For instance, In some
situations, a few bits of rotten memory could be the cause of compilation
problems, while the system would run allright otherwise.

There is a tool "out there" that will allow you to check your memory by
booting from a bootdisk; but I forgot it's name.

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be

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