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[SLUG] RedHat 7.0 and kernel compiles
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- Subject: [SLUG] RedHat 7.0 and kernel compiles
- From: Chris MacKenzie <cmackenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun Oct 1 22:31:50 2000
- Organization: Half Baked Ideas & Ill Conceived Concepts Pty,Ltd
Well I finally managed to get the rh 7.0 iso images from an uncongested
mirror (wiretaped.net) and it installed with no problems.
The fun begins when you decide to upgrade to a newer kernel - in this
case from 2.2.16 -> 2.2.17.
Upon decompressing the tar ball and after doing the usual kernel
configuration, you are rewarded with constant pre-processor errors on
any attempt to compile the kernel or its modules.
It appears that rh 7.0 is shipped with gcc 2.96 which looks like it has
issues with pre-processing, after some searching on deja I found that
2.2.17 compiles just fine on rh 6.2 (gcc 2.91) and other distros that
don't have gcc 2.96 installed.
Some posts on deja recommend using make CC=kgcc which is supposed to
compile the kernel correctly - just not on my machine *8-/
It looks like I'll be busy downgrading gcc back to 2.91 tonight (fun fun