Bug 231606 - kernel-devel missing tun source
kernel-devel missing tun source
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Brian Brock
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Reported: 2007-03-09 09:22 EST by Joseph Sacco
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-17 20:21:23 EDT
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Description Joseph Sacco 2007-03-09 09:22:12 EST
The kernel-devel package is a subset of the full kernel source to build kernel
modules. This subset does *not* contain the tun source

   drivers/net/tun.c
   drivers/net/tun.mod.c

Building Mac-On-Linux 

   http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac-on-linux

requires the tun source.


-Joseph
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2007-03-17 20:21:23 EDT
If this is the case, then mac-on-linux is broken.
There is absolutely no reason for shipping driver source as part of the includes.
Comment 2 Jon Masters 2007-03-17 21:04:41 EDT
What's it possibly need that source for? If it's just a regular tuntap user,
surely it can do what everyone else does and use /dev/net/tun with appropriate
ioctls - I can't see (without looking) what it needs to be doing so much.

Jon.
Comment 3 Joseph Sacco 2007-03-18 20:51:22 EDT
Dave & Jon,

Thanks for responding.  The short answer is "You are both correct".  

I took your comments seriously and exchanged some email with the current MOL
maintainer.  Once upon a time MOL built its own TUN driver. For 2.6.x series
kernels, this is no longer required or desirable.

My apologies for wasting your time.

-Joseph

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