3rd [Techtalk] kernel What have i done

Tabatha Persad tabatha3 at attbi.com
Thu Aug 8 20:03:30 EST 2002

On Thu, 2002-08-08 at 22:43, Andrew wrote:
> 	Can this be fixed by downloading Mndrk 8.2 rpms and going 
> this route? It get me where I want, unless the error will pop up 
> again installing the rpms. It is my guess and only a guess doing the 
> rpms will solve the missing file problem and get me an up-dated 
> kernel at the same time.
> 	Most important is not screwing up the server and it's files.
> 	Any comments welcome.

Are you asking if you should use the 8.2 kernel RPMs, or go completely
to Mandrake 8.2?

I was hesitant to go from 8.1 to 8.2, but it's been up and running
without restarting the machine or any services, for about 3 months now. 
I'm quite pleased.

If you are going to update your kernel using RPM, I would highly
recommend using Mandrake Update, but then I'm not sure if it's on 8.0. 
That might work for the kernel packages. 

I agree with Mandi, you want to use the packages for 8.0 to fix the
kernel, not jump to 8.2.  There are a lot of big differences in these
distributions, and trying to use 8.2 packages based on what you have
might cause some problems!

May the penguin be with you,

> >
> >On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 02:48:42AM -0400, Andrew wrote:
> >>	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.).
> >
> >Highlighting the relevant text with a mouse and then just
> >middle-clicking in the editor window is my usual way.
> >
> >Alternatively, run 'make dep >/tmp/output 2>&1' and you will have all
> >the output in /tmp/output and can then edit it as appropriate. Or look
> >at the 'tee' command (basically, you run make, send stderr to stdout
> >(2>&1) and pipe the results to tee which sends the output simultaneously
> >to stdout and a file).
> >
> >There are probably six other ways to do this as well, but that's beside
> >the point for this thread. :-)
> >
> >>	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
> >
> >Aah .. I think I understand what's going on now (a little bit of
> >guessing here, but maybe you can customise it to fit):
> >
> >As the error message says, the problem is when one of the scripts wants
> >to include /usr/include/bits/local_lim.h, which, in turn, wants to
> >include /usr/include/linux/limits.h -- and the latter file does not
> >exist.
> >
> >Is there anything under /usr/include/linux?
> >
> >I realise you use Mandrake, but for a Red Hat system, I would say to
> >install the kernel-headers package for the kernel you are currently
> >running (the working, stable version you had before this experiment
> >started). I don't know if Mandrake has a similar package split, whereby
> >you can get the appropriate header files without needing all of the
> >source files. Something must be possible using their packages, since so
> >much will go terribly wrong if /usr/include/linux is missing. That will
> >give you a proper /usr/include/linux directory. Subsequently, running
> >make dep again should probably work.
> >
> >If you think you already have the correct packages installed, or if
> >/usr/include/linux/ looks pretty full, but is missing limits.h, then you
> >need to poke around a bit more and try to work out where it went. Try to
> >find somebody else (on this list?) with a Mandrake 8.0 install and see
> >what 'rpm -qf /usr/include/linux/limits.h' returns and (re)install that
> >package.
> >
> >If this completely fails to solve your problem, let us know and maybe
> >somebody will have a brain wave.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >Malcolm
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> 	    Have a nice Day!,
> 		Andrew
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