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Re: error make-ing kernel 1.2.13

Well, you are not alone.  I also have this "problem", when I recompiled 
this kernel the first time.  What you could do is: not select PPP when you 
are in make config.  Then just follow the steps to finish the 'roll your own 
kernel': make dep; make clean; make zImage.  You should not have any 
error this time.  And if you really need PPP, you can use the PPP modules.


On Fri, 3 May 1996, Ed Donovan wrote:

> Hello - 
> I was trying my first kernel compile, making one with built-in ELF
> support in preparation for the 1.1 upgrade.  All my tools (& whole
> system) were from the debian-0.93 directory at the tsx-11 mirror, as of
> the last few weeks; running gcc-2.6.3-5.deb on source-1.2.13-7.deb.  Let
> me know if I should give more package version information; it seemed I
> had everything I needed, all dependencies satisfied to run the above.
> The one irregularity: I first installed the includes.deb package, then
> later ran 'dpkg --purge includes' before installing source.deb.
> Appeared to go ok.  Hardware is Compaq Presario 4DX33, only 4M RAM,
> installed via ftp & floppy.
> So here's my problem: the 'make dep,' and then the 'make zImage' failed,
> citing the 'bsd_comp.h' library, and saying it could only be made as a
> module.  I don't believe I answered about that package in 'make config,'
> and I wanted to ask here before trying all again.  More detail: 
> First, following the Kernel-HOWTO, I think, I did a 'make mrproper.'
> Then the make config; chose to include networking, & slip but no e-net
> cards, took the standard tcp/ip options but not the fancy ones,
> gatewaying masqerading et.al.  (If I should have just done this all
> again to see my error, sorry.)  Then a 'make dep;' it did give an error
> about 'bsd_comp,' and perhaps it stopped early right there, but I wasn't
> prompted about this by the documents I had and decided to go ahead
> anyway.  'Make clean' appeared to go ok; I don't have all the diagnostic
> output, but here's what 'make zImage' then said when it stopped:
> gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux-1.2.13/include -E -I../../net/inet -M
> Space.c			<- this line wrapped for mail
> auto_irq.c net_init.c loopback.c ppp.c bsd_comp.c slip.c slhc.c >
> .depend			<- ditto
> bsd_comp.c:56: #error This file must be compiled as a module.
> make[2]: *** [dep] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-1.2.13/drivers/net'
> make[1]: *** [dep] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-1.2.13/drivers'
> make: *** [depend] Error 2
> I can go look in those ^^ directories, and try and pull out references
> in the makefile there, but wouldn't know just what I was doing.  I
> looked at the bug-list archives & didn't see anything there, but having
> a small system stricly made of deb packages, I'm surprised having a
> non-standard problem.  Maybe it's just something I did; any help
> appreciated.  Tried to include what info I could, let me know if I need
> more, but this one's long enough now as it is.  Thanks,
> -- 
> Ed Donovan			edonovan@world.std.com

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