Bug 455281 - kmod-xenpv will not compile from SRPM
kmod-xenpv will not compile from SRPM
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xenpv-kmod (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Don Dutile
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2008-07-14 12:49 EDT by Rich Graves
Modified: 2008-09-29 16:15 EDT (History)
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Description Rich Graves 2008-07-14 12:49:00 EDT
Description of problem:

1. Latest up2date-provided kmod-xenpv seems not entirely happy with current
security update 2.4.21-57.
2. Recompiling from SRPM with rpmbuild fails. Trivial patch to fix the problem
provided below.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

kmod-xenpv-0.1-9.el3 and xenpv-0.1-9.el3.src.rpm

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. up2date --get-source kmod-xenpv
2. rpm -i /var/spool/up2date/xenpv-0.1-9.el3.src.rpm
3. Edit /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/xenpv.spec to %define kverrel 2.4.21-57.EL
4. rpmbuild -bb --target x86_64 /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/xenpv.spec
Actual results:

Hangs forever at "make oldconfig"

Expected results:

Compiles to binary RPMs.

Additional info:

Source of problem is that "make menuconfig" is asking what to do about kernel
components not mentioned in .config. User does not see the prompts because
output is redirected to /dev/null. Suggested fix is either to ensure that
.config is complete, or pipe in yes '' to accept all defaults.

--- SPECS/xenpv.spec.orig    2008-07-14 16:38:09.000000000 -0500
+++ SPECS/xenpv.spec       2008-07-14 16:37:59.000000000 -0500
@@ -148,7 +148,7 @@
        make mrproper > /dev/null
        # copy appropriate config file to seed make oldconfig
        cp -v configs/kernel-%{kverbase}-%{_target_cpu}${flavor:+-$flavor}.confi
g ./.config
-       make oldconfig > /dev/null
+       yes '' | make oldconfig > /dev/null
        # now, make dep; generates a ton of warnings so output error to /dev/nul
l as well
        make dep >& /dev/null
        # finally, onto building xenpv modules
Comment 2 Don Dutile 2008-07-22 15:54:35 EDT
Could you provide the output from 'uname -a' and a listing of your
/boot/grub/grub.conf file, and the output from "rpm -qa | grep kernel' ?

thanks... Don
Comment 3 Don Dutile 2008-07-22 16:02:30 EDT
I've tried the above build command on a 2.4.21-47, -50, and -57 kernel.
All worked.

Note: that I am running an ia32 kernel on an intel box.
      x86_64 kernel is for a 64-bit AMD box.

Q: is the failure occuring when trying to do a 64-bit kernel build on 
   an i386 system ?

- Don
Comment 4 Don Dutile 2008-09-29 16:15:48 EDT
As comment #3 states, I don't have this problem on two diff.
revs of rhel3 kernel.

Also, I've sent email to reporter for an update &/or verification,
and haven't gotten any response.

So closing for now as worksforme.  Reopen if still having problems.

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