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SubjectRe: Modutils can't handle long kernel names
On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 08:42:10PM -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I've gotten into the habbit of adding the names of the patches I add to my
> kernel to the extraversion string in the top level Makefile in my kernels.
>
> Here's my latest example:
> VERSION = 2
> PATCHLEVEL = 4
> SUBLEVEL = 15
> EXTRAVERSION=-pre1+freeswan-1.91+xsched+netdev_random+ext3-0.9.15-2414+ext3-mem_acct+elevator
>
> Unfortunately, with this long kernel version number, modutils (I've noticed
> depmod and modutils so far...) choke on it.
>
> depmod:
> depmod: Can't open /lib/modules/2.4.15-pre1+freeswan-1.91+xsched+netdev_random+ext3-0.9.15-2414+e#1 SMP Thu Nov 8 20:18:04 PST 2001/modules.dep for writing
>
> uname -r:
> 2.4.15-pre1+freeswan-1.91+xsched+netdev_random+ext3-0.9.15-2414+e#1 SMP Thu Nov 8 20:18:04 PST 2001
>
> uname -a:
> Linux mikef-linux.matchmail.com 2.4.15-pre1+freeswan-1.91+xsched+netdev_random+ext3-0.9.15-2414+e#1 SMP Thu Nov 8 20:18:04 PST 2001 #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 20:18:04 PST 2001 i686 unknown
>

Oh, /proc/version looks good:
Linux version 2.4.15-pre1+freeswan-1.91+xsched+netdev_random+ext3-0.9.15-2414+ext3-mem_acct+elevator (root@mikef-linux.matchmail.com) (gcc version 2.95.4 20011006 (Debian prerelease)) #1 SMP Thu Nov 8 20:18:04 PST 2001

Mike
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