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Re: Where to put the source of kernel ??

On Fri, 2 Jan 2009, Sven Joachim wrote:

On 2009-01-02 16:46 +0100, Justin Piszcz wrote:

On Fri, 2 Jan 2009, Abdelkader Belahcene wrote:

I want to install gspcav1 (version 20071224)  from http://
which is a source package for set of webcam drivers.

the built file, gspca_build,  contains the folowing lines:

KERNELVER=`uname -r`

if [ ! -d $SRCDIR/include/linux ]; then
echo -e '\E[31;44m'
echo -e '\E[1m FATAL you need to install the Kernel Source for your
running kernel\E[0m'
exit 1

It seraches for the kernel source in /lib/modules......
I install the kernel source it is in /usr/src

so when I ran  gspca_build, it didn't find my source!!!??
Is it an error on the file gspca_build  ?
must I add something or config to  my source ??

thanks for hel

Your kernel should be in /usr/src and link the source to linux.

ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.28 /usr/src/linux

This is nonsense, the kernel sources can be anywhere and this symlink is
not necessary.  What is needed is a symlink in /lib/modules/`uname -r`:

# ln -sf /path/to/linux-x.y.z /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build

Of course the kernel sources must match the running kernel.


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Most out-of-tree driver code however expects /usr/src/linux, /usr/src/linux-2.4 to point to the kernel source.


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