building kernel - fedora 17: no success with insmod

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Mon Oct 1 17:21:48 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Kevin Wilson <wkevils at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Update:
> I found a workaround:
> adding
> EXTRAVERSION = -5.fc17.x86_64
> in the Makefile.
> But shouldn't it be so when applying the src.rpm
> without any change from me ?

No, because you only used RPM to expand the source, then you built a
local kernel from that.  If you actually build the kernel with RPM as
suggested on the custom kernel wiki page, it will do the proper thing.

Also, 3.3.4 is very old even on F17.  We're already at 3.5.4 and moving
to 3.6 fairly soon.  You should likely update.


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