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Re: Having problems compiling a kernel

I had the same problem last night when I tried to compile on my laptop.  You
need to install one of the ????-dev libraries.  For example look above the
error.  The library I was missing was ncurses-dev.  This should fix your
problem for make menuconfig, and maybe the other.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary L. Hennigan <glhenni@cs.sandia.gov>
To: Nico Fritschi <nico-fritschi@gmx.de>
Cc: debian-user@lists.debian.org <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 1998 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: Having problems compiling a kernel

>Nico Fritschi <nico-fritschi@gmx.de> writes:
>| I am using Debian 1.3.1 with the 2.0.30 kernel. My version of gcc is
>| 2.7.1 . I wanted to compile a kernel. The first problem was that i
>| wasn't able to use "make menuconfig" (error was: make error 1) and "make
>| xconfig" so i used "make config". After having all set up I made a "make
>| dep" and "make clear" and then "make zImage". All seemed working fine
>| but suddenly it stopped with the error message "make error 2". So I
>| tried some other possibilities, but they didn't work.
>| I decided to download the kernel 2.0.34 source and installed it. "make
>| menuconfig" did still not work, but "make xconfig" did. So I set
>| everything up again and did the same steps as before and the same error
>| occurred.
>| It would be nice if someone out there could help me.
>First, are you using the kernel-source-<version>.deb to install the
>kernel source? It's not absolutely necessary but it does ease things
>somewhat. It's in the "devel" section of dselect.
>Second, I'd suggest using the kernel-package package. You can find it
>in your dselect menu in the "misc" section. It is the standard way to
>build custom kernels under Debian. After you've done make
>config/menuconfig/xconfig you essentially do a
>make-kpkg --revision <your version> kernel_image
>and it builds a kernel*.deb file in /usr/src that you just install
>like any other debian package with
>dpkg -i kernel*.deb
>As to why make menuconfig, or make xconfig aren't working for you, I
>haven't a clue. The kernel source is supposed to come with everything
>required to make these work, but it's been a LONG time since I
>installed from the raw kernel source so maybe that's the problem? Or
>perhaps they only work with gcc 2.7.2.x?
>Good Luck!
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