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Re: How to compile a 2.5.x Kernel



Nicos,

  thanks for taking the time ...

> I tried on testing, and it worked quite fine with the regular make-kpkg
> routine. You'll have to install the proper module handling utilities (I
> don't know what the name was, but it's listed in the kernel doc and
> available as a debian package).
Hmmh. I tried that before ...
I did 
apt-get install module-init-tools (Don't know if that is the right package) 
and also installed the sources.
I unpacked the sources and ran

	make-kpkg -config=x --revision=xp2600.1 kernel_image

Unfortunately I got the following errors ...
---->>>
black:/usr/src/linux# make-kpkg -config=x --revision=xp2600.1 kernel_image
/usr/bin/make    \
                                 ARCH=i386 xconfig
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.5.69'
/usr/bin/make -f scripts/Makefile.build obj=scripts
/usr/bin/make -f scripts/Makefile.build obj=scripts/kconfig 
scripts/kconfig/qconf
*
* Unable to find the QT installation. Please make sure that the
* QT development package is correctly installed and the QTDIR
* environment variable is set to the correct location.
*
make[2]: *** [scripts/kconfig/.tmp_qtcheck] Error 1
make[1]: *** [scripts/kconfig/qconf] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-source-2.5.69'
make: *** [stamp-kernel-configure] Error 2

<<<----

My QTDIR variable is not set, but I don't know what to set it to. What package 
do I have to install? "apt-cache search qt dev" returns at least two pages of 
packages.

Regarding the kernel docs ... You are talking about 
/usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.5.69/Documentation/, right? What file to read? 
There are so many files and I found none named "READ ME FIRST", "Bull starts 
here" or at least index.html ;-) I also looked in the kbuild subdirectory 
with not much of a success.

Mariano



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