Bug 163913 - Update to 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3-x86_64 kernel missing modules 'build' directory
Summary: Update to 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3-x86_64 kernel missing modules 'build' directory
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-07-21 21:52 UTC by Philip Prindeville
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-21 21:56:31 UTC
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Description Philip Prindeville 2005-07-21 21:52:52 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Fedora/1.0.6-1.1.fc3 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
An automated update (thanks to yum) happened, but when I looked at:

[root@media ~]# ls -ld /lib/modules/*/build
drwxr-xr-x  18 root root 4096 Jul 11 19:54 /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.35_FC3/build
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root   49 Jul 20 16:35 /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3-x86_64
[root@media ~]#

it seems that "build" directory in 2.6.12-1.1372 wasn't bundled correctly (as if a copy was done with -d).

This causes various things to fail, including rebuilding the NVidia binary drivers' kernel interface.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update kernel on FC3 to 2.6.12-1.1372.

Actual Results:  The update succeeded, but the contents of /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build are missing (the symlink points to a non-existent directory tree).

Expected Results:  The "build" directory should have been an actual directory (instead of a symlink) and had the appropriate contents.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jack Aboutboul 2005-07-21 21:56:31 UTC
This is not a bug.  For building external modules that are not part of the stock
kernel please install the properly named/numbered kernel-devel package for your
current kernel.  The information on how to do this in the release notes is
erroneous and it will be taken care of.

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