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To: Rudo Thomas <>
Subject: Re: Bug with extraversion in kernel-2.4.23
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 19:50:26 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 01 Dec 2003 01:16:02 +0100." <>

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On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 01:16:02 +0100, Rudo Thomas <>  said:
> > The extraversion variable of the Makefile is very badly interpreted.
> > When the kernel is installed, I have 2 directory of modules :
> > /lib/modules/2.4.23
> > /lib/modules/2.4.23-fnux (my extraversion is -fnux)
> No way. The directory without -fnux is probably just a leftover from previous
> make modules_install. When you run 2.4.23-fnux, you won't need it.

On the other hand, you probably want to keep the 2.4.23(no-ext) directory
around as well, so you can boot a 2.4.23 kernel to clean up after a broken
build of a 2.4.23-fnux won't boot.

There's a reason why my /lib/modules has 6 subdirectories - I have 6
bootable kernels sitting around, Just In Case (well... OK. 2 spares would
probably be enough, but it's easier to do a "which -mm did the problem start?"
regression if you have the most recent few handy to try.. ;)

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      reply	other threads:[~2003-12-01  0:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-30 22:01 Bug with extraversion in kernel-2.4.23 alexis
2003-12-01  0:16 ` Rudo Thomas
2003-12-01  0:50   ` Valdis.Kletnieks [this message]

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