[Nottingham] Trouble compiling kernel on suse

Roger Light roger at atchoo.org
Sun Aug 8 22:35:35 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 10:38 PM, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> On 08/08/10 16:29, Graham Dicker wrote:
>> On Sunday 08 August 2010 14:25:27 Martin wrote:
>>> Mmmm... Best check that you have actually got installed all that you
>>> need to have installed.
>> I googled for how to build the kernel various places but I have so far found
>> none with an exhaustive list of prerequisites. I don't know how to check in
>> the absence of a prerequisite-checking target in the Makefile.
> Check that you've got Gnu make and autoconf installed and then run them
> from a terminal window. Watch for any errors or for anything listed as
> not there.

The kernel doesn't use autoconf, that's a slight red herring.

Graham - I have had problems with compiling packaged kernels on suse
in the past. I've been trying to remember what caused them, but I
haven't had a eureka moment. My best guess so far is that you may have
a version of the kernel headers installed that conflicts with the
kernel you're trying to compile. That's a bit of a weak guess though!



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