makefile problem

  • Bryn Jeffries

    Bryn Jeffries - 2003-01-30

    I downloaded the most recent tarball and followed the instructions to compile the module. I recieved the collowing error:

    % make
    cc -I/usr/src/linux/drivers/usb -I/usr/src/linux/include -include /usr/src/linux/include/linux/config.h  -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fomit-frame-pointer  -pipe -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -DEXPORT_SYMTAB -DMODVERSIONS -include /usr/src/linux/include/linux/modversions.h -c quickcam.c
    quickcam.c: In function `usb_quickcam_configure':
    quickcam.c:2177: too few arguments to function `video_register_device_R9ba418d5'
    make: *** [quickcam.o] Error 1

    The problem appeared to be in the makefile. It was looking at /usr/src/linux for the appropriate source ($LINUX_DIR), but on my redhat (7.3) system the source for my working kernel resided at /usr/src/linux-2.4. I altered the makefile to point to this, and it appears to have compiled correctly. Perhaps there is a better way to find the correct source directory to avoid this problem.

    • Bryn Jeffries

      Bryn Jeffries - 2003-01-30

      Further to the above problem, the make install script calls depmod -a without giving the full path to depmod. On a RedHat system the /sbin directory doesn't appear to be in the PATH variable, so I get:

      # make install
      /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 mod_quickcam.o /lib/modules/2.4.18-18.7.x/misc
      depmod -a
      make: depmod: Command not found
      make: *** [install] Error 127

      A solution is to change makefile to include /sbin/depmod -a (i.e. the full path), or perhaps verify the initial location of depmod first.


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