syntax install problem

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Wed Dec 29 16:31:09 CST 2004

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 09:34:10PM -0500, Marvin Stodolsky wrote:
> Graham brought this problem problem to our attention concerning lt_modem 
> installs using our Lucent modem package, ltmodem-8.31a10.tar.gz   at  
> ltmodem.heby.de for Ubuntu
> Mark is our code expert and I do User help for the ltmodem issues.
> The core of the issue is that while a
>   make install for the drivers
> install:
>    make $(EXTMOD_SWITCH)=`pwd` -C $(KERNEL_DIR) 
> INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$(ROOTDIR) modules_install
> works fine for a version nomenclature like 2.6.8-1-686
> When applied to your release , the -3-386 gets clipped, as 
> shown by:
> # ls /lib/modules/*/extra
> /lib/modules/2.4.27-1-686/extra:
>   lt_modem.o  lt_modem.o~  lt_serial.o  lt_serial.o~
> /lib/modules/2.6.8-1-686/extra:
>    lt_modem.ko  lt_serial.ko
> /lib/modules/
>    lt_modem.ko  lt_serial.ko
> So the standard modules install code seems to be broken by this syntax 
> type: 
> Probably would be simplest in the future if the more standard
>  2.6.n$EXTRAVERSION were used without  "." in the EXTRAVERSION.
> EXTRAVERSION certainly provides enough flexibility for a unique Ubuntu 
> naming.

The version number was not chosen by us: that version number was
assigned by the Linux kernel maintainers upstream. See
ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ for proof. If they pick such
a version number, it's their responsibility to make their build system
work with it. :-)

Our development branch is now using 2.6.9, so the problem has gone away


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

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