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Bug 97221 - Extraverion doesn't work
Extraverion doesn't work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-06-11 12:55 EDT by Tobias Oed
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-22 14:12:01 EDT
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Description Tobias Oed 2003-06-11 12:55:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
Compile any of the red hat 9 kernels from the source rpms with  extraversion non null in the toplevel makefile. 

After make modules_install the modules are installed in /lib/modules/version-extraversion. 

When booting that kernel, the version (as reported by uname) doesn't include the extraversion part and so no modules are ever found.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Compile kernel with extraversion 
2. make modules_install install
3. boot the new kernel

Actual Results:  Modules are not found. (the first failure is by depmod at boot)

Expected Results:  Find the modules

Additional info:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-06-11 13:29:24 EDT
the only way you can fudze with the EXTRAVERSION when you build from src.rpm is
to change the Release: field in the spec.
Comment 2 Tobias Oed 2003-06-11 14:22:33 EDT
My fault. I meant compiling the kernel after installing the kernel sources 
from the rpm 
(same with -13.9) 
You don't have to edit anything, extraversion is set in the makefile. 
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2003-06-11 14:25:56 EDT
ok for that you need to start with make mrproper
that way you can be sure version.h (the important part) gets remade
Comment 4 Tobias Oed 2003-06-11 20:25:21 EDT
Ah ha! A make mrproper does indeed fix the problem. Strange that a fresh 
install of the sources from the rpm would require that though. 

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