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Bug 231606 - kernel-devel missing tun source
Summary: kernel-devel missing tun source
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-09 14:22 UTC by Joseph Sacco
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-03-18 00:21:23 UTC

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Description Joseph Sacco 2007-03-09 14:22:12 UTC
The kernel-devel package is a subset of the full kernel source to build kernel
modules. This subset does *not* contain the tun source


Building Mac-On-Linux

requires the tun source.


Comment 1 Dave Jones 2007-03-18 00:21:23 UTC
If this is the case, then mac-on-linux is broken.
There is absolutely no reason for shipping driver source as part of the includes.

Comment 2 Jon Masters 2007-03-18 01:04:41 UTC
What's it possibly need that source for? If it's just a regular tuntap user,
surely it can do what everyone else does and use /dev/net/tun with appropriate
ioctls - I can't see (without looking) what it needs to be doing so much.


Comment 3 Joseph Sacco 2007-03-19 00:51:22 UTC
Dave & Jon,

Thanks for responding.  The short answer is "You are both correct".  

I took your comments seriously and exchanged some email with the current MOL
maintainer.  Once upon a time MOL built its own TUN driver. For 2.6.x series
kernels, this is no longer required or desirable.

My apologies for wasting your time.


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