Bug 1189 - problems compiling kernel
problems compiling kernel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-02-15 21:37 EST by Chris Runge
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-25 04:28:11 EST
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Description Chris Runge 1999-02-15 21:37:31 EST
RH 5.8 (beta 1)

I try to compile the enclosed kernel sources, however I run
into several problems:

1) make menuconfig gives this error:

There seems to be a problem with the lxdialog companion
utility which is
built prior to running Menuconfig.  Usually this is an
indicator that you
have upgraded/downgraded your ncurses libraries and did not
remove the
old ncurses header file(s) in /usr/include or

It is VERY important that you have only one set of ncurses
header files
and that those files are properly version matched to the
ncurses libraries
installed on your machine.

You may also need to rebuild lxdialog.  This can be done by
moving to
the /usr/src/linux/scripts/lxdialog directory and issuing
"make clean all" command.

If you have verified that your ncurses install is correct,
you may email
the maintainer <mec@shout.net> or post a message to
<linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu> for additional assistance.

make: *** [menuconfig] Error 139

2) make xconfig gives an error when you attempt to enter the
section for frame buffer and other console drivers

3) perhaps related to 2, building a kernel after using make
xconfig is unsuccessful due to errors related to fb devices
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-02-25 04:28:59 EST
Upgrade ncurses for the make menuconfig part
Newer patches needed for the kernel for the make xconfig to work
The 2.2.2 kernel does not have any of these problems.

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