Bug 38870 - "linux kernel source tree []" error message
Summary: "linux kernel source tree []" error message
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-02 23:58 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-05-08 20:05:57 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-02 23:58:41 UTC
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I have Intel Pro1000 GigE card in my system, when I try to install the 
driver for Linux where I downloaded from Intel web site, typing in "make 
install" will generate message:

linux kernel source tree []

I believe that is something to do with the way redhat 7.0 kernel is 
configured. I don't have that problem in redhat 6.2. Plesase help.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download the Intel base Pro1000 base driver from support.intel.com
2.follow the instruction and type "make install"
3.the message "linux kernel source tree []" come up and can't procceed.

Comment 1 David M. Cook 2001-05-08 20:15:38 UTC
Intel's tar.gz package allows you to build a rpm from it using

rpm -tb e1000*.tar.gz

When I tried that on a RH7 with updates I got the helpful message that I should run

make -C /usr/src/linux oldconfig

After I did that, there were a lot of warning messages, but the package built
fine (and was placed in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386;  Install with rpm -Uhv --force).

Make sure you have the kernel-source package installed.  Also, you may wish to
try the e1000 driver already on the system (v. 2.0.7 of the driver).

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