Re: Error compiling kernel 2.4.1

Subject: Re: Error compiling kernel 2.4.1
From: Iain Stevenson (
Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 04:02:02 MST


I built my (working) 2.4.1 pre 10 kernel from a snapshot download from
fsmlabs. I haven't tried bitkeeoer or rsync.

I had some trouble with the kernel configuration initially because there
appear to be some dependencies between options (eg iptables support for
ftp). The menuconfig program won't tell you this so some trial and error
may be needed.

I ended up with a significantly larger kernel than is essential because of
all the USB support (which I don't need but have to include for the input
layer - this is to be fixed, I think). It also seems to use a little more


on 3/2/01 12:29 pm, Philip Good at wrote:

> Hollis
> Do you recommend the fsmlabs 2.4.1 kernels? I tried the ftp source:
> linuxppc-2.4.1.snap.tar.gz *what is snap?) but I get an end-of-file
> error after tar zxvf. I've tried using bitkeeper, but after following the
> bitkeeper instructions:
> bk clone bk:// linuxppc_2_4
> nothing happens, I just get an immediate return to the command line. (I've
> never used bitkeeper, so maybe I need to do something else?)
> I appreciate ANY help. I've been able to install the 2.4.1 rpm from linuxppc
> but would like to recompile airport (do I need to recompile this
> for 2.4 or is it built in?) and add in the keyspan usb devices.
> Thanks
>> On Sat, 3 Feb 2001, Riccardo Gusso wrote:
>>> I've made several tries to change my .config, but I always get the following
>>> error:
>>> pmac_pci.c:550: in function `pmac_pci_enable_device_hook´
>>> pmac_pci.c:550: `PCI_DEVICE_ID_APPLE_KL_USB´ undeclared
>>> ......
>>> make[1]: *** [pmac_pci.o] Error 1
>>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/arch/ppc/kernel´
>>> Any suggestions?
>> Yes: don't use sources. It took a very long time for
>> 2.2
>> to be synced with PPC fixes; 2.4 is missing fixes.
>>> BTW, reading Documentation/Changes I found that I should upgrade some
>>> software, for example util-linux, modutils, ppp, ecc.... But I do not
>>> understand if I have to upgrade them before or after compiling the kernel.
>> You must upgrade them to use them in conjunction with the new kernel. They do
>> not affect your ability to use the new kernel.
>> -Hollis

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