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Re: [SLUG] WAS FC5 Kernel headers
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] WAS FC5 Kernel headers
- From: Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:48:31 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: LANNet Computing Associates
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I don't think it is a bug, at least not on the part of Fedora. The
headers, specifically usb-drivers in usb.h, appear to have been changed
and the various third party drivers haven't cought up and thus are no
longer compatible. As far as the slmodem problem is concerned this
problem was known about by those developers back in FC5T2 and seemingly
nothing has been done since. It's very difficult trying to exactly
identify who the problem should be addressed to.
Matthew Hannigan wrote:
Guys, did you submit bug reports for these?
Do you have the bug numbers handy?
Even better did you attach the patches to the bug report?
top posting is the new black
On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 07:57:45AM +1000, O Plameras wrote:
Howard Lowndes wrote:
Don't worry about it. With FC5, I had to modify the source code for
wlan-linux-ng (D-Link wireless driver) and zaptel (Asterisk PSTN card
driver) and slmodem (laptop modem driver) to get them to compile. All
compiled but not all will load. I haven't even tried recompiling
VMware, that got broken back about the 2.6.14 kernel.
I had compile and/or loading issues in FC5 kernel as shipped with the
i.e. 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 until I came across this post under lists
OpenAFS from sxw@xxxxxxxxxxxx.
Its worth noting that (OpenAFS) 1.4.1rc10 won't work on FC5 either.
There are a couple of further problems.
*) FC5 shipped with a 2.6.16rc kernel pretending to be 2.6.15. This
meant that some of the tests in OpenAFS don't pick up on the correct
mechanisms to use with that kernel. In particular this means that the
stuff won't get used, nor will the new kernel mutexes. Only the
module_parm stuff is a problem. There's now an update for FC5 with a
'proper' 2.6.16 kernel, so this shouldn't be a problem on updated systems.
*) The problem with glibc, lwp, and setjmp that's been discussed on this
list still exists - so aklog and friends will segfault. There was a
patch posted previously and there's also different, cleaner, fix in the
OpenAFS RT system.
Although, these observations were pertaining to OpenAFS, they provided
clues to solve my troubles.
So, I immediately upgraded to 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5, and many of my troubles
went away. There are lesser issues
with some of my compiles, but these are apparently local to my codes and
are now manageable.
Incidentally, it was not mentioned by the original poster in this list
how to download the FC5 kernel-header.
So, I thought, I will mention that I downloaded it by way of 'yum'
command (This info is intended
for newbie users of Fedora mainly. I discipline myself to use yum and/or
rpm to install, update, and
manage packages in all Redhat/Fedora dist to avoid having to sort out
the mess later. Whenever I
encounter issues with a package my first port of call is yum/rpm. It is
one of the greatest
time-saving inventions for systems administration in my view. After all
computing is about saving
time; doing more in less time.)
#yum -y install kernel-devel
It is standared in RedHat and/or Fedora to just add '-devel' to the
package name to
identify headers (includes 'includes' and 'libs').
Hope this helps.
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