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Re: module-assistant broken on recent powerpc kernels?

On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 10:48:03PM +0200, Teemu Ikonen wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 15:41:49 +0100, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 19, 2005 at 06:53:57PM +0200, Teemu Ikonen wrote:
> > > I'm having difficulties compiling out-of-tree kernel modules with the 2.6.9
> > > kernel. First of all, the kernel-headers-2.6.9-powerpc package which
> > > corresponds to my kernel-image is apparently not in the archive. This kills
> > > module-assistant in the prepare stage. I tried to find the correct headers
> > > from kernel-headers-2.6.9, kernel-headers-powerpc and
> > > kernel-build-2.6.9-powerpc packages, but there was always something missing.
> > Did module-assistant ever work on powerpc (or work at all ?), i think the
> > problem lies with it anyway, so you best investigate there.
> At least it works on i386. 

Yeah, exactly, on i386 and nothing else much. I never saw it working, and even
on x86, i think it doesn't work for all modules.

> It seems the problem is that module-assistant does not install the 
> kernel-kbuild-2.6 package and even if it's installed manually, the
> necessary symlinks from the headers to kbuild scripts are not made.

No idea really. module-assistant is black magic anyway.

> Another problem is that kernel-images do not have corresponding
> kernel-headers packages, i.e. there's kernel-image-2.6.9-powerpc, but
> only kernel-headers-2.6.9 (without the -powerpc extension), so that
> module-assistant does not find the correct headers by itself.

Ah, this is what the kernel-build-2.6.9-powerpc package is for, i think.


Sven Luther

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