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Re: Fedora Core 3 Update: kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3



On Fri, 2005-15-07 at 14:36 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 02:34:02PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
>  > On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 01:21:00PM -0400, davej redhat com wrote:
>  > > 91345d13cac519cfaaa556f30786ac01  i386/kernel-devel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3.i586.rpm
>  > 
>  > Dave -- I notice this switches to having kernel-devel subpackages a la FC4
>  > and RHEL4. While that's certainly good in general, this "mid-release" switch
>  > threw me for a little loop. There's no mention in the changelog -- was this
>  > switch intentional, and is it going to stay?
> 
> aaarghhh. No, it was unintentional.
> 
> And not one person picked up on this whilst it was in -testing. *sigh*.
> 
> 		Dave
> 

I submitted a bugzilla on the issue of the missing kernel source and on
a driver being missing for HP Laserjet 5L.  I didn't realize about the
need for kernel-devel though, I am going to try and see if everything
works correctly if I install kernel-devel.  I will double check about
the HP Laserjet 5L printer driver issue I was experiencing as well.

Bug 163406
>From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.0.4-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
after installing kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 for i686
1.  the driver for HP Laserjet 5L seems to be missing,
2.  kernel source modules cannot be found for kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3
- when I checked the link for /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build it reported /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build
- when I checked the link for /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/source it reported /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/source
- in both cases those locations report back as a symlink redirecting to themselves with no data in the directories.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
after installing kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 for i686
1.  the driver for HP Laserjet 5L seems to be missing, kudzu said that I needed to remove the hardware HP Laserjet 5L, which I did.  It did not add the printer back.  I tried restarting and kudzu did not detect that it had an available driver/module for HP Laserjet 5L while running kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3
- I restarted and booted up in kernel-2.6.11-1.35_FC3 - the hp laserjet 5l was detected by kudzu and installed, no issues.

2.  kernel source modules cannot be found for kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3
- after installing the kernel I restarted the computer
- of course the nvidia module and vmware modules were not working because of the new kernel
- I confirmed that I didn't want x to try starting anymore
- logged in as root
- telinit 3
- when I tried to run vmware-config.pl or nvidia-installer they were both unable to find the kernel source and libraries in order to build new modules for the new kernel
- now in all the older kernels the source was found in /lib/modules/"kernel version number"/build/include
- when you go into my old kernel folder /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.35_FC3/build all the files are there
- when I went into new kernel folder /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 both the build and source directories were symlinked.  The thing is they were symlinked back to themselves, like a weird loop.
- when I checked the link for /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build it reported /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build
- when I checked the link for /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/source it reported /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/source
- in both cases those locations report back as a symlink redirecting to themselves with no data in the directories.


Actual Results:  1. unable to find a driver module for HP Laserjet 5L printer
2. you cannot build third party modules because the kernel source and libraries cannot be found in the expected locations
- when I checked the link for /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build it reported /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/build
- when I checked the link for /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/source it reported /lib/modules/2.6.12-1.1372_FC3/source
- in both cases those locations report back as a symlink redirecting to themselves with no data in the directories.

Expected Results:  when I boot into the old kernel-2.6.11-1.35_FC3 I do not have this issue
1. under the kernel-2.6.11-1.35_FC3 the HP Laserjet 5L is detected by kudzu and installed, and works properly
2. under the kernel-2.6.11-1.35_FC3 when you try to build a 3rd party module like vmware or nvidia the source files are found /lib/modules/2.6.11-1.35_FC3/build


--Gerald


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