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Subject[PATCH] build: fix broken kernel RPM source symlink
Fix the 'rpm-pkg' makefile target to always generate the correct
/usr/src/kernel/<ver> symlink; this fails on non-RPM-native systems
eg Ubuntu.

On a non-RPM-native system, the symlink created by rpmbuild points to
the source tree, so the ln -sf commands to overwrite build and source will
create a new link inside the directory pointed to by the build and source
symlinks. This will break the -devel.rpm, as the build and source symlinks
will point to non existing directories after installing them.

Candidate for stable.

Signed-off-by: Espen Carlsen <>
scripts/package/mkspec | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/package/mkspec b/scripts/package/mkspec
index d9ab94b..2d28d48 100755
--- a/scripts/package/mkspec
+++ b/scripts/package/mkspec
@@ -123,8 +123,8 @@ echo "mkdir -p "'$RPM_BUILD_ROOT'"/usr/src/kernels/$KERNELRELEASE"
echo "EXCLUDES=\"$RCS_TAR_IGNORE --exclude .tmp_versions --exclude=*vmlinux* --exclude=*.o --exclude=*.ko --exclude=*.cmd --exclude=Documentation --exclude=firmware --exclude .config.old --exclude .missing-syscalls.d\""
echo "tar "'$EXCLUDES'" -cf- . | (cd "'$RPM_BUILD_ROOT'"/usr/src/kernels/$KERNELRELEASE;tar xvf -)"
echo 'cd $RPM_BUILD_ROOT'"/lib/modules/$KERNELRELEASE"
-echo "ln -sf /usr/src/kernels/$KERNELRELEASE build"
-echo "ln -sf /usr/src/kernels/$KERNELRELEASE source"
+echo "ln -sfT /usr/src/kernels/$KERNELRELEASE build"
+echo "ln -sfT /usr/src/kernels/$KERNELRELEASE source"

echo ""

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