3rd [Techtalk] kernel What have i done

/dev/null dev_null at iriXx.org
Thu Aug 8 08:05:22 EST 2002


dont know if anyone's mentioned this, but /usr/src/linux isnt a 'real' 
directory, its usually a symbolic link to whichever kernel you're working 
on.... the best thing is to remove the symlink first, (you can find it by cd 
to /usr/src and ls -al )...
then you should be left with something like these two directories: 
/usr/src/linux-2.4.3 and /usr/src/linux-2.4.19

now you need to re-create your symlink - 

ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.19 /usr/src/linux

hopefully this might clear up the problem you're having... i suspect mandrake 
is looking for the files you erased from 2.4.3... 

there was a wonderful kernel compiling article that someone here gave me (i 
think it might have been Tabatha?) a few months ago... might have been on 
linuxnewbie.org from memory... it was great, step by step *and* included the 
all-important symlink stuff which i hadnt seen before....


On Thursday 08 August 2002 07:48, Andrew wrote:
> Hi All,
> 	I may be in deep this time, can't imaging what will happen on
> next reboot.
>   To answer Malcolm suggestion of sending more info, I need to know is
> there a simple way to copy text in the gunome terminal window, to a
> text file,(anything text will do, gedit etc.).
> 	2:14 AM-8/8/02
> 	In order to do something today I went ahead and cleaned out
> all files in /usr/src. Then unpacked a new 2.4.19.  Surprisingly I
> still get "file not found" error on "make dep" after make menuconfig.
> The original kernel is 2.4.3 Mandrake 8.0.
> 	Info:
> 	from scriptd/mkdep.c:35
> /usr/include/bits/local_lim.h36:26: linux/limits.h: Npsuch file or
> directory make: *** [scripts/mkdep] Error 1
> For those who have not followed the thread.....
> 	 I cleaned out the files (in usr/src) and started it
> again(the kernel up-date), now getting started is a problem, any
> "make" command yields a "file not found" after 4-5 lines of text. I
> did go ahead and use "make -i" for each "make" command and now wonder
> if it was a good idea, Malcolm thinks not. At this point I agree with
> him. Any one have a clue to this?
> 1.	Even starting over at this point is likely to bring the "file
> not found" error.(it did) I have done that many times.(and again) Soo
> how do I copy the text from the terminal to a text editor?(I ended up
> just typing it in)
> 	Better still what is the problem?? Can I "do" "make -i" and
> get away with it, given the "Info" from the error message above?
> 	Thanks,
> 	Andrew
> >On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 03:35:50PM +1000, Malcolm Tredinnick wrote:
> >>  Post some more information (like the context just before things blow
> >> up) and we might be able to solve it here. Building a kernel from source
> >> is very common and doesn't normally fail, so it's worth persisting with.
> >
> >You might also read the excellent description how to build your own
> >kernel at:
> >
> >	http://www.linuxchix.org/content/courses/kernel_hacking/
> >
> >(Lesson 1: getting the source, lesson 2: configure the kernel, lesson3:
> >compile it, lesson4: boot it).
> >
> >You did make a make (menu|x)?config ?
> >
> >cheers,
> >
> >Sonja
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