Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56033
make xconfig with Kernel package 2.4.9-7 fails
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:12 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.13 i686)
Description of problem:
Make xconfig will not run with the i686 template in /usr/src/linux/configs.
It seems to have 3 problem areas.
1) syntax error in drivers/net/Config.in
2) syntax errors in drivers/addons/Config.in (Can't handle
3) Binary emulation of other binary systems.. Mode svr4 seems to not
compile due to
an defined component being called. Need seperate bug report if that helps.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install rpms for kernel 2.4.9-7. I installed headers/i686 and source
2.copy from /usr/src/linux-2.4.9-7/configs the kernel-2.4.9-7 config to
.config in /usr/src/linux
3.run make xconfig
4. Correct drivers/net/Config.in on line 278. The last p in config_pp is
wrapped on next
5. Correct drivers/addon/Config.in. Line 7,8 & 9. Changed dep_tristate to
tristate. I sitched these to "n" in the gui
6. Disabled the SVR3/SVR4 option in Binary emulation of other binary
At last the compile runs.
Actual Results: Eventually the kernel compile was successful after
following the above steps
This is supposed to be fixed in 2.4.9-13 as released 2 weeks ago ;(
This fix is not available through your errata, general advisories.
It better be.... and it's listed in the 7.2 errata list on www.redhat.com/support
and is also available via up2date (I know, I just upgraded my last machine).
If any of the files are missing on your mirror, please inform us which mirror so
we can contact the admin of that mirror.
Yepp it seems some of the mirrors might not be carrying the latest and greatest.
I see in i686
[BINARY] glibc-2.2.4-19.i686.rpm. . . . . . . . . [Oct 22 01:20] 5M
[BINARY] kernel-2.4.9-7.i686.rpm. . . . . . . . . [Oct 22 10:32] 9M
[BINARY] kernel-enterprise-2.4.9-7.i686.rpm . . . [Oct 22 10:33] 10M
[BINARY] kernel-smp-2.4.9-7.i686.rpm. . . . . . . [Oct 22 10:30] 10M
and in i386
[BINARY] kernel-2.4.9-7.i386.rpm. . . . . . . . . [Oct 22 10:33] 9M
[BINARY] kernel-BOOT-2.4.9-7.i386.rpm . . . . . . [Oct 22 10:30] 3M
[BINARY] kernel-doc-2.4.9-7.i386.rpm. . . . . . . [Oct 22 10:32] 1M
[BINARY] kernel-headers-2.4.9-7.i386.rpm. . . . . [Oct 22 10:34] 1M
[BINARY] kernel-source-2.4.9-7.i386.rpm . . . . . [Oct 22 10:32] 23M
Normally I use the imperial college mirror and I see that is upto date. Sorry.
By the way. The following site in the UK seems not quite right.. Could you
please report this too.
ftp://sunsite.org.uk/Mirrors/ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/updates. It belongs to