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Bug 21600 - kernel pcmcia-cs not being built for alpha
kernel pcmcia-cs not being built for alpha
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-12-01 15:28 EST by Larry Fahnoe
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-29 12:00:31 EDT
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Description Larry Fahnoe 2000-12-01 15:28:15 EST
kernel-2.2.17-4 provides the pcmcia-cs package for intel family but not
alpha.  I do use pcmcia cards on one of my alphas (to read smart media
cards from digital cameras via the ide_cs driver) so consider this my vote
to have the pcmcia-cs package made available for the alpha.

I know I can build my own kernel with this support, but I'll do a little
tinkering to see if I can't update the 2.2-4 spec file to support the
pcmcia-cs package for the alpha.

Comment 1 Larry Fahnoe 2000-12-16 16:57:33 EST
Attempts to re-jigger the kernel-2.2.17-4 source rpm to build pcmcia-cs on Alpha turned out to be more of a chore than I had time to do properly.  I can 
report that a 2.2.18 kernel with pcmcia-cs-3.1.22 does work just fine on my Alpha.

It would still be nice for others if the Red Hat Alpha kernels had support for pcmcia.

Comment 2 Jason Duerstock 2001-04-29 12:00:27 EDT
This bug seems to be non-existent as of 7.1.  The .spec just needs to be 
changed to

ExclusiveArch: i386 alpha

instead of

ExclusiveArch: i386

and then recompile the package.  It works fine on my multia.
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-29 12:06:35 EDT
Fixed for the next build for Rawhide.

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