dkms build problems

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Thu Jul 19 10:18:06 CDT 2007


On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 04:54:39AM +0100, Z? wrote:
> Im with a big problem, when installing a dkms package, when reaches the 'make 
> prepare' part it never leaves from there, it just goes adding ...... 
> indeffinatly, see this output:
> 
>       4/4: nvidia100xx           
> ###########################################################################################################################################################################
> 
> Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/nvidia100xx/100.14.11-1mde2007.1/source ->
>                  /usr/src/nvidia100xx-100.14.11-1mde2007.1
> 
> DKMS: add Completed.
> 
> Preparing kernel 2.6.21-2mde for module build:
> (This is not compiling a kernel, just preparing kernel symbols)
> Storing current .config to be restored when complete
> Running Generic preparation routine
> make mrproper....
> using /proc/config.gz
> make oldconfig....
> make 
> prepare....................................................................................................................
> 
> This never happened in other machines with same kernel.

make prepare is entirely running kernel-provided code, DKMS just
invokes 'make prepare'.

What does 'make prepare' do when run independent of DKMS ?

Thanks,
Matt

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Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
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