Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178491
Missing .kernelrelease in kernel-devel
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:24:29 EST
Recent FC5test2+ kernel-devel packages are missing the top-level .kernelrelease
file. The top-level Makefile appears to use it nowadays for defining KERNELRELEASE.
The effect of KERNELRELEASE being empty is that the documented kbuild Makefile
method (see Documentation/kbuild/modules.txt, section 4) no longer works as
expected; in the following, the "kbuild part" is never entered when invoking
"make -C $kernelsrcdir M=`pwd`" like also instructed in kbuild/modules.txt.
# kbuild part of makefile
# Normal Makefile