3rd [Techtalk] kernel What have i done

Andrew showork at adelphia.net
Thu Aug 8 03:39:30 EST 2002


	Yes I did the sym link /usr/src/linux /usr/src/linux-2.4.19. 
Then went on to do make dep and got the same old "file not found" 
error, listed in the previous e-mail info.
	I too think make is looking for a file, but do not know 
which,where, or how to fix it. Cleaning out the /usr/src/...file did 
not do anything.
	**So are you saying cleaning it out, as I did, will not 
affect re-boot or start-up? That is good news.


>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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