Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69447
compiling kernel: make mrproper deletes autoconf.h
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I install kernel-source-2.4.18-5.58.i386.rpm and run make mrproper it
removes include/linux/autoconf.h. Then, after creating a .config file, when I
run make dep it complains about not having a rule to create autoconf.h and
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.run make mrproper
3.create a .config file
4.run make dep
Actual Results: make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58'
make -C kernel fastdep
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/kernel'
make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/include/linux/au
toconf.h', needed by `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/include/linux/modules/signal.ve
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/kernel'
make: *** [_sfdep_kernel] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58'
make: *** [dep-files] Error 2
Expected Results: make dep should have run to completion
How did you create the config file?
It must be created by either make oldconfig, make config, make menuconfig or
make xconfig. Any other way indeed doesn't do autoconf.h but there's more stuff
like that needed...
I used KDE Control Center: System -> Linux Kernel Configurator.
When I used make oldconfig and make menuconfig everything was fine.
When I tried make xconfig I got an error saying <make: wish: Command not found>
for xconfig you need the tk packages; however this looks like a KDE bug... or at
least you need to run make oldconfig on the KDE generated config file.
So I need to tell my readers that they must install tk packages if they want to
run xconfig? Sounds strange. What are the names of the packages?
Also, how would I run make oldconfig on a .config file? With my custom .config
I had to run make config and just hold the RETURN key down. Is there an easier
Then I ran into another problem. When I ran make install I got this message on
the last step:
sh -x ./install.sh 2.4.18-5.58customB bzImage /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/System.
+ '[' -x /root/bin/installkernel ']'
+ '[' -x /sbin/installkernel ']'
+ exec /sbin/installkernel 2.4.18-5.58customB bzImage /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58
fatal error: unable to find a suitable template
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5.58/arch/i386/boot'
This error only seems to occur when there is a /boot/grub/grub.conf file
present. I renamed grub.conf, ran make install without a problem, and put
grub.conf back in place and set up a new entry for the new kernel by hand.
Hope that helps.
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Closing as CANTFIX.