Arch problem in ldtarball Gary_Lerhaupt at
Tue Apr 19 13:53:53 CDT 2005

Can you send the offending tarball to my email address?


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From: dkms-devel-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of John Lau
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Subject: Arch problem in ldtarball


I have a problem in using dkms mktarball/ldtarball.
When I use ldtarball to deploy a driver tarball that I created on other
machine, a warning occurs:

Loading/Installing pre-built modules for 2.4.21-15.EL.

Warning!  This tarball was created with dkms < 2.0 and contains no arch
info. DKMS will assume the arch: ia32e

But I create the tarball on dkms 2.0.5, with the following command: dkms
mktarball -m gm -v 2.0.13 --binaries-only --archive gm-2.0.13-
kernel2.4.21-15.EL.tar.gz. I don't know why it said that the tarball was
created with dkms < 2.0.

After the tarball is installed, I found the binary driver is installed
in a wrong path: /var/lib/dkms/gm/2.0.13/2.4.21-15.EL/ia32e/ia32e/module
And I can't do a dkms install.

Is it a bug in dkms? Or how can I include the missing "arch info" into
the tarball? I have tried --arch option but have nothing change.

Best regards,
John Lau

John Lau Chi Fai
Cluster Technology Ltd.
cflau at
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