Compiling a 2.5.x kernel
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It's been a while since I've written, so I hope that this is a relevant
I just got off irc w/ the debian folk, and didn't really get anywhere. First,
I'm running woody, w/ a 2.2.22 kernel. I want to attempt to compile the
2.5.75 kernel, and I get an error:
make: `arch/ppc/kernel/asm-offsets.s' is up to date.
*** 2.5 kernels no longer buildcorrectly with old versions of binutils.
*** Please upgrade your binutils to 2.12.1 or newer
make: *** [checkbin] Error 1
but, I've got binutils 18.104.22.168.1-4, which is newer than 2.12.1, right? If
this is the case, then the error message must be bogus, and something else is
That's one thing. Then, the Documentation/Changes says I need a "recent
version" of binutils, but not what version. Is this a bug, and does it need
reporting? I do understand that I need Module-Init-Tools, but that there is
no package for woody.
So...should I just give up and not bother with this (or any 2.5/6 kernels) WRT
Linux -- the OS for the Renaissance Man
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