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    SubjectRe: Cannot Compile Kernel in Slackware 3.5
    On Sat, 15 Aug 1998, Irfan Akber wrote:

    > I upgraded to Slackware 3.5 (2.0.34) and now I am facing problems compiling
    > the kernel. I cannot compile kernel 2.0.34 that came with the bundle. I did
    > the following.
    >
    > make config, make dep, make clean and then finally make zImage.

    Ok, first of all make sure you have an official kernel tarball.

    Remove the current /usr/src/linux directory.

    rm -rf /usr/src/linux

    Untar the new official tarball.

    cd /usr/src
    tar zxvf linux-2.0.35.tar.gz

    cd linux

    Now you should be ready to roll. The only catch is that you
    ABSOLUTELY MUST have gcc-2.7.2 installed, and it must exist as
    /usr/bin/gcc.

    If you have egcs installed, and it gets invoked, you most likely
    will not get a kernel.


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