[mythtv-users] missing modversions.h in mandrake 10?

James Hansen mythtv at f0rmula.com
Thu Aug 12 11:06:35 EDT 2004

Ahh..  Thanks a lot for the input..

As you say, that modversions.h is nothing like what is expected.  Tried
it.  Failed miserably.

I'll try the mandrake list, but think I'm going to make an attempt at
knoppmyth on another partition..  then if all else fails, try fedora..

Been chatting to someone who said that mandrake was the first to bugger
around with the linux directory structure, and Susu the second, so i may
benefit by returning to a less proprietary system (fedora maybe).

I'll let you know how i get on..



On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 01:00, Wayne Steenburg wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-08-11 at 05:19, James Hansen wrote:
> > 
> > So I used urpmi to get kernel-source-2.6.3-7mdk, and tried to install
> > the driver according to the guide (changing to "KERNELDIR=
> > /usr/src/linux") and i've found my freshly downloaded kernel has no
> > "modversions.h"..  (full error shown below).
> > 
> > I did a "locate" and found a modversions.h file somewhere else, but
> > would this modversions.h be the one i'm looking for?
> > 
> > [myth at nugget driver]$ locate modversions.h
> > /usr/include/linux/modversions.h
> > 
> > I googled and found this:
> > 
> > http://www.mythtvtalk.com/forum/archive/o_t/t_139/debian.html
> > 
> > but it looks like it for a debian kernel, and after i've "make mrproper"
> > and removed "custom" from the Makefile, i have no .config file anywhere,
> > so then the ivtv driver compilation complains about that too :) 
> > 
> > Any ideas anyone?  I'm not quite sure what these files are. (i'm still a
> > bit of a noob, but learning).  
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > James
> You need to copy the config file for your current kernel to the kernel
> source directory after you make mrproper.  Something like this:
> cp /boot/config-2.6.6-1.435.2.3 /usr/src/linux/.config
> Redhat/Fedora keeps them along with the compressed kernel in /boot. I'm
> not sure about Mandrake
> It's important to copy it as .config and to copy it after make mrproper
> because that deletes all object and temporary files
> plus your .config file.
> I'm not sure about your modversions.h file but I suspect that the one in
> /usr/include is not what you need.  I remember some blurb in the kernel
> documentation about some distros having an incomplete set of kernel
> headers in /usr/include.  I would imagine that if the makefile is
> expecting it in /usr/src/linux then it should be in that directory.  I
> would ask about this in a mandrake list.  I'm sure many could help you
> more there.
> Wayne Steenburg
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