Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39424
RFE: More clearly document 'make mrproper' requirement
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:06 EDT
Description of Problem:
Kernel and module building instructions are not sufficiently explicit.
Several people have hit the 'make mrproper' omission error
Steps to Reproduce:
Attempt to make modules without first running make mrproper, after
kernel module compilation fails
kernel module compilation should succeed
Proposed solutions are several - pleaee implement all three with next
1. Add a post install 'make mrproper' to the specfile for kernel in that
stanza which is run after the kernel-source subpackage.
2. Make more prominent, in the Description stanza of kernel-source, that
this needs to be done.
3. Add an additional 'README.RedHat71' in
/usr/share/doc/kernel-source-xxx/ documenting this requirement, and
discussing the issue.
/usr/src/linux-2.4/README explicitly states:
You should now have the sources correctly installed.
before running make config.
It's not just a Red Hat requirement; it's also been a requirement (and in the
README) for some time in 2.2 kernels.
stale EOL product -- closing