Re: Need help with the proper way to build i2c and lm-sensors modules
Thank you for your help.
On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, David Z Maze wrote:
> "Moore, Louis" <email@example.com> writes:
> > I have what I hope is a brain dead user issue trying to build the i2c and
> > lm-sensor modules on a 2.4.18 debian install.
> > I installed the 2.4.18-5 kernel source package and soft linked
> > /usr/src/linux to the top level directory.
> (shouldn't be necessary)
> > Next, I unpacked the i2c and lm-sensors tarballs into the
> > /usr/src/modules
> > Then I cd into /usr/src/linux and cp /boot/config-2.4.18-686 to .config
> > and ran the make-kpkg modules-image which built a couple of .debs for me:
> > i2c-2.4.18_2.6.3-5+10.00.Custom_i386.deb
> > lm-sensors-2.4.18_2.6.3-5+10.00.Custom_i386.deb
> ...where'd that "+10.00.Custom" come from? How exactly did you invoke
# make-kpkg clean
# make-kpkg modules-image
the kernel-source, i2c and lm-sensors were all dselected from testing.
> > A dpkg --contents suggests that the custom .debs are going to install into
> > /lib/modules/2.4.18/misc/ but the kernel-image package installs into
> > /lib/modules/2.4.18-686/kernel/drivers/i2c
> Right; otherwise the standalone i2c modules would need to conflict
> with the kernel, which would be poor. :-) The discrepancy between
> "2.4.18" and "2.4.18-686" does appear problematic; did you correctly
> specify "--append-to-version 686" to make-kpkg?
I bet that is my brain dead part.
# make-kpkg clean
# make-kpkg --append-to-version '-686' modules-image
> It'd also be useful to know what version of i2c-source and
> lm-sensors-source you have. I'm pretty sure unstable and testing have
> the same version which should work to build modules against the
> official kernel source, though.
> > This doesn't seem right and they don't seem to install.
> Why do you think this?
The lack of -686 dropped the modules into directory other than the one
used by the kernel-image modules.
I'm not sure yet that I understand how modules are selected. I suspect
that the /lib/modules/2.4.18-686/kernel/drivers/i2c/*.o may need to be
moved out of the way.
> > Is there a good guide that gives a newbie a walk through of this process
> > or did I simply miss something important?
> Perhaps /usr/share/doc/lm-sensors-source/README.Debian?
That's where I picked up the 'fakeroot make-kpkg modules-image'
The .debs look more like I expect, I'll try istalling when I've had some
Thanks again for the help,
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