[mythtv-users] installing ivtv

Torsten Schenkel mythtv at isl.mach.uni-karlsruhe.de
Wed Jun 1 21:44:11 UTC 2005

Am Mittwoch, den 01.06.2005, 14:55 +0000 schrieb d2k2 k7:
> i am having a lot of problems installing ivtv
> could somebody help, please
> i am not an linux expert.

Maybe you should drop the leet attitude, then. Im simply judging from
your email adress. 

> i get the following error when i try to execute make
> debian:/usr/src/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3/driver# make
> make -C /lib/modules/2.6.7-1-686-smp/build
> SUBDIRS=/usr/src/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3/driver modules
> make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.7-1-686-smp/build: No such file or
> directory.  Stop.
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> debian:/usr/src/ivtv-0.2.0-rc3/driver#
> there is no file called "build" in the /lib /modules/2.6.7-1-686-smp
> folder
> what should i do...
> i am almost giving up on mythtv....
> just cant install ivtv and lirc...
> please help

You need the kernel sources installed to be able to compile the
additional modules. I my guess is correct, you don't want to compile
your own kernel, so this is what you need to do:

1. get the kernel sources:

apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.7

2. unpack the kernel sources:

cd /usr/src
tar xvfj kernel-source-2.6.7.tar.bz2

3. copy the kernel config and compile a kernel

cp /boot/config-2.6.7-1-686-smp /usr/src/kernel-souce-2.6.7/.config
cd /usr/src/kernel-souce-2.6.7
make oldconfig

4. link the modules/.../build to you kernel sources

ln -s /usr/src/kernel-souce-2.6.7 /lib/modules/2.6.7-1-686-smp/build
ln -s /usr/src/kernel-souce-2.6.7 /usr/src/linux

Now the compile should work

BTW, maybe you should give KnoppMyth a try:


That is, if all you want is a working mythbox, If you want to learn
linux, go ahead the way you are heading now.



Oops, thought I read "debian" there, but it was in the next message's
header. But judging from your kernel name I guess it's still debian.

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