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Re: Is anyone able to compile kernel 2.4.19 from source?

>From David De Graff <debian@platformglobal.com>, on Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 11:21:06PM -0700:
> As noted in earlier posts, awk fails with a segfault on make menuconfig when
> trying to compile kernel-source-2.4.19.
> I've posted several times on this problem, and have tried all suggestions
> given so far. Since my last post I have done many tests on clean VMware
> virtual machines running fresh installs of woody. Here's a bug report that I
> sent on this issue (below). I'd appreciate any reports of similar problems,
> or of successful compiles and how the conditions or methods might differ.
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This is a shot in the dark...

I recently had headaches with lxdialog, the tool used to display the
ncurses-based menuconfig menu.  It built fine, but always crashed
before showing the menu, at about the same point as yours.  In my case
it was because I was running under a Python script.  Once I eliminated
Python it worked.  Something I was doing in the Python wrapper was
getting ncurses upset, which messed up lxdialog.

I would test your lxdialog as follows:
$ cd /usr/src/linux   # or wherever your kernel root is
$ scripts/lxdialog/lxdialog --textbox ~/.bashrc 20 70  # any text file

You should see a scrollable text display of ~/.bashrc, or whatever
text file you supplied.  If it crashes you can use normal debugging
tools like strace.  I'm guessing the awk bit is misleading, but I
could be wrong.  You may want to check which libncurses you have. 

Good luck!


                  \_O<  \_O<  \_O<
 Steve Cooper          Redmond, WA

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