Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163551
build of kernel module fails under latest errata
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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.
a built kernel module.
See this other bug for details. The simple solution is to install the
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 163406 ***