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Re: kernel upgrade

*- On 23 Mar, Matthew Cocker wrote about "kernel upgrade"
> I installed hamm on my machine, but have since upgraded to slink (using
> dselect) and kernel 2.2.1. Problem is I have just got this error
> message:
>>Whoa, something is wrong with the system include files on your machine!
> The file <linux/version.h> is for a 2.0.36 Linux system but you are
> running a 2.2.1 kernel.  This will not work for building the VMware
> device drivers; you must have include files that match the version of
> your operating system.<
> So I had a look around my /usr/include/linux directory
> sure enough the version.h file looks like this
> #define UTS_RELEASE "2.0.36"
> #define LINUX_VERSION_CODE 131108
> in /usr/src/kernel-source-2.2.1/include/linux/
> I have the correct version.h file
> #define UTS_RELEASE "2.2.1"
> #define LINUX_VERSION_CODE 131585
> #define KERNEL_VERSION(a,b,c) (((a) << 16) + ((b) << 8) + (c))
> can I just copy the correct version.h file to /usr/include/linux. All
> the files in /usr/include/linux have creation dates that match the
> compile date of the kernel.
> What about the rest of the files in /usr/include/linux, should I check
> them all or is the make install suppose to place everything where it is
> suppose to go. I also have a kerneld.h with the orginal hamm creation
> date should I delete it.
> Thanks for your help
> Cheers matt cocker

See my response earlier this week to this same question:


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