[mythtv-users] Slightly OT - re-building an atrpms package

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Jul 23 23:10:48 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Ken Smith <kens at kensnet.org> wrote:
> Hi, Slightly off topic, but I wonder if someone here can advise me. I need to build a ivtv rpm for
> kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5.centos.plus as its not on atrpms (yet) When I run the rpm build I get
> error: line 3: Unknown tag: %kmdl ivtv
> I have brewed up a few rpm's previously but I'm by no means an expert. So I'd appreciate some advice.

ATrpms uses a few of its own helper macros, which I believe are all
available in a package called atrpms-rpm-config.

That said, knowing the el5 kernel like I do... You shouldn't actually
have to rebuild (most) kernel modules for a new kernel, especially
within a z-stream update kernel (kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 is a
z-stream kernel update from the el5.5 ga kernel, 2.6.18-194.el5), as
the kabi is strictly maintained. In other words, an existing ivtv.ko
on your box from the prior kernel should work just as well as one you

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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