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Re: [linux-tr] Compiling w/o recompiling the kernel. *newbie* -Reply

Since I'd like to upgrade the kernel anyway, any ideas why 'patch <
Makefille.diff' would choke? I get the error message:

[root@sjfox net]# patch < Makefile.diff
can't find file to patch at input line 3
Perhaps you should have used the -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
|--- Makefile.orig  Tue Apr 27 09:58:01 1999
|+++ Makefile.mik   Tue Apr 27 10:00:39 1999
File to patch:

I'm running it in the <linux source>/drivers/net directory. Are there some
options I'm missing on the patch command?

Steve Fox   8?)
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"Mike Phillips" <phillim@amtrak.com> on 05/11/99 01:24:31 PM

Please respond to linux-tr@emissary.aus-etc.com

To:   linux-tr@emissary.aus-etc.com
cc:    (bcc: Steve Fox/Rochester/IBM)
Subject:  [linux-tr] Compiling w/o recompiling the kernel. *newbie*    -Reply


I use the line below to compile the driver:

gcc -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -I/usr/src/linux/include -O2
-m486 -c olympic.c -o olympic.o

But this won't install the module in the correct place, won't set up module
aliases, etc.

Although RH6.0 is kernel 2.2.5 (I think) the patches should definately work.
They need to be applied from the /usr/src/linux/drivers/net directory. I would
recommend getting the driver compiled in at least once as a module. This helps
to set up system maps and symbols.

In fact I would recommend getting a copy of 2.2.7 and using that instead. You
*will* need to re-compile your kernel at some point, might as well start
learning howto now. (and use make xconfig - it is by far the easiest way.)