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Bug 163551 - build of kernel module fails under latest errata
Summary: build of kernel module fails under latest errata
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 163406
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-18 19:52 UTC by greg hosler
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-07-18 20:12:19 UTC

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Description greg hosler 2005-07-18 19:52:51 UTC
Description of problem: building standalone kernel modules outside of the kernel
source tree no longer works under the latest kernel errata   

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible: always (100%)

Steps to Reproduce:
I have a custom kernel module, which I have successfully build on earlier
kernels by doing a

        export KERNEL_VERSION="the kernel version"

The makefile itself has pretty standard stuff:

        KDIR  := /lib/modules/$(KERNEL_VERSION)/build
        PWD   := $(shell pwd)

followed by target definitions.

In all earlier installed kernels, /lib/modules/$(KERNEL_VERSION)/build was a

in the latest errata, /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build is a soft link to


My question is:

        is this a bug ? or is this the way of future kernel module builds ?


        given this soft link, do we now have to d/l the rource, and
        install it to /usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3-i686 ?

I'm guessing that I would need to do a rpmbuild -bp first.

Actual results:

build fails

Expected results:

a built kernel module.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-07-18 20:12:19 UTC
See this other bug for details.  The simple solution is to install the
"kernel-devel" package.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 163406 ***

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