Re: linux source-1.2.13-x.deb build => what?
Hello and thank you for this reply to my question.
"JE" == Jeffrey Ebert <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
JE> Bill Hogan wrote:
>> Nope. Evidently it was `CONFIG_PPP=y'.
>> (I now have PPP in a module.)
JE> Yeah. PPP must be a module in the 1.2.13 kernel. That doesn't
JE> appear to have anything to do with Debian.
I agree that the reason why source-1.2.13-7.deb will not compile
if the user enables `CONFIG_PPP=y' does not appear to have much to do
with Debian. Recall that the hang-up occurred when gcc tried to
compile linux/drivers/net/bsd_comp.c, in which we find this:
---------------------------- quote ------------------------
#error This file must be compiled as a module.
---------------------------- unquote ----------------------
Why `CONFIG_PPP=y' triggers this trap I do not know.
>> Is it the intention that `debian.rules build' and `debian.rules
>> binary' be run on the kernel source.deb?
JE> Yes, I think so. I agree that it is strange to have source.deb
JE> instead of kernel.tar.gz, but I think the reason is to force symlinks
JE> to be updated and so forth. Also, some packages depend on source being
JE> installed (such as ftape), so it is easier to make it a .deb so that
JE> it can be managed.
JE> Here's what I do:
JE> make mrproper -- If it isn't your first time.
JE> (*) make config
JE> (*) make dep ; make clean
JE> (*) make boot modules
JE> debian.rules image
Thank you very much.
Am I to take you to be saying that `debian.rules build' implies
`make config', `make dep', *and* `make boot modules'?
If so, that would answer my question except that `make boot
modules' is not something I am familiar with from my pre-Debian phase.
Fwiw, the confusion that led me into this line of questioning began
a week ago after my curiosity had been aroused by what seemed to me to
be a large number of complaints being posted in linux-pppd and
linux-diald by people who were having all kinds of problems getting
ppp-2.2.0e to compile and/or work with diald and/or linux-1.2.13.
However, it soon appeared that the process of installing ppp-2.20e
was among other things modifying my kernel sources, which immediately
raised in my mind the question of why the hell I wasn't sticking with
something that was working perfectly, namely, ppp-2.2-1.deb!???
Unfortunately, by the time I realized there appeared to be no great
advantage in my switching to ppp-2.2.0e, I was no longer sure I could
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Kettlewell)
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 96 21:01:19 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: Debian and ISDN
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The latest kernels have a pile of ISDN drivers but I've no idea how
stable those drivers are. You'd also be risking the new kernels,
though I've not had too much trouble with 1.3.68...
>I am looking to hook my PC, running Debian, up to ISDN. I noticed
>that there are about 10 or so internal ISDN boards, and I don't know
>which to choose. My questions is, are there drivers for any of these
>boards, or must I go to an external ISDN modem?
>I'd appreciate any information you could give me on this subject.
>ISDN... $91 a month!? Woohoo! :)
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