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Re: compiling kernel for another system

On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 05:37:16PM -0600, Bill Goudie wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 11:28:41PM +0100, Magnus von Koeller wrote:
> > On Sunday 07 December 2003 23:11, Bill Goudie wrote:
> > > The upshot of all this is that modules with unresolved symbols
> > > require functions which were excluded from both the kernel and any
> > > other installed modules for that kernel version. ?If for some
> > > reason you built this module but don't need it, then these errors
> > > can be ingored. Otherwise, I believe you will not be able to load
> > > the module.
> > 
> > So that would also mean that if you ignore these errors and boot into 
> > the new kernel anyway, you should still get these depmod errors? 
> > Because once I'd booted into the new kernel, depmod -a runs without 
> > errors.
> Yes, I would expect the errors to still occur.  At least they did on my
> system.  I accidently included an uneeded module in the last build and
> I still see the same message:
>     $ depmod -a
>     depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.23/kernel/drivers/media/radio/miropcm20.o
> So, I'm not sure what to make of your situation.  I'm must be wrong
> about something.

The unresolved symbols still exist -- depmod is run with "-q"
from /etc/init.d/modutils.  This suppresses the error warnings.

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