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SubjectRe: Kernel 2.1.17 won't compile! :-(

Did you also upgrade your binutils to


On Thu, 26 Dec 1996, Ben Suto wrote:

> Well, I figured I *must* be on the cutting edge of Linux development,
> since I like working with it so much.
> I went out and downloaded the 2.1.17 kernel, upgraded (I think),
> everything to where it shoulkd be.. GCC, LD.SO, Make, etc., and I tried
> to compile the kernel.
> I know you guys have much better things to talk about here, like GGI
> (which seems pretty interesting), and other neat stuff, (on a side note,
> I was pleasantly surprised to find that my upgrade from 1.2.13 to 2.0.27
> was actually an UPGRADE -- things went along FASTER and better than
> before, with the same hardware. I suppose I must unlearn what I have
> learned from microsoft. At any rate, I digress..)
> I'm at my wit's end with this problem. Anyone have any idea what I should
> do?
> It goes through the kernel compile flawlessly, until it hits the very
> end. Watch:
> gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/include -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2
> -fomit-frame-pointer -fno-strength-reduce -pipe -m386 -DCPU=386 -c -o
> signal.o signal.c
> gcc -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/include -D__ASSEMBLY__ -traditional -c
> entry.S -o entry.o
> /tmp/cca07008.s: Assembler messages:
> /tmp/cca07008.s:593: Error: Unknown pseudo-op: `.rept'
> /tmp/cca07008.s:595: Error: Unknown pseudo-op: `.endr'
> make[1]: *** [entry.o] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/kernel'
> make: *** [linuxsubdirs] Error 2
> edgy:/usr/src/linux#
> Weird errors. I have no idea what to do with it. I know that if I
> intend to run a "development" kernel, I should know enough to "develop"
> it and fix it if I can't compile it. But, really, I'm pretty good. This
> just stumps me. Shoot me if it's easy to fix. :-)
> Anyone have any ideas? :)
> Thanks. Oh, if you thought my post here was utterly useless, type yes at
> your linux prompt. Good day. :-)

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