Yum and SRPMS

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at uni-x.org
Mon Nov 22 18:23:26 UTC 2004

Am Mo, den 22.11.2004 schrieb Frank Pineau um 19:04:

> > ndiswrapper does NOT require the complete kernel source! I just tested
> > it on my FC3 test install - not full install but the ''make all' run,
> > which completed successfully. It is fully sufficient to have the kernel
> > headers where they are with the FC3 kernel: under /lib/modules/`uname
> > -r`/build/. And exactly that is the requirement which is documented:
> > http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?Installation
> It looks to me like the very first prerequisite says:
> You need a recent kernel (at least 2.6.6 or 2.4.26) with source. Under
> Red Hat or Mandrake, the sources can be installed using the package
> kernel-source<kernel-version>.rpm.

That sentence is wrong. The key is

ln -s /usr/src/linux-<kernel-version> /lib/modules/VERSION/build

and the sentence "so needed header files are present".

The first step (the link) is not needed with FC3 as the kernel headers
are under "build". The other sentence is fulfilled by the same.

> Regardless, ndiswrapper-0.12rc1 doesn't compile on my machine without
> the kernel sources.

I did test with 0.11 stable version. Will do test now with the
development version too.


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