kernel-module-madwifi for 2.6.14-1.1644 and 2.6.14-1.1653 failures

John Summerfied debian at
Fri Dec 16 13:34:45 UTC 2005

Temlakos wrote:

> Good news. I installed sharutils, and then tried again with the madwifi 
> cvs download, using the command you gave above.
> For anyone else thinking of doing the same thing: make sure you are 
> running the particular kernel that you want to build madwifi for. (I 
> also have the kernel-devel package installed.) And when you're done with 
> the installation (I executed all those commands as root), restart the 
> machine. In that way, and only that way, the new driver will find the 
> device and load it as usual.
> Now--I /can/ use the current kernel with that interface.

Coincidentally, I've just been exchanging email regarding this driver. 
His spec file had a few minor flaws which should be ironed out now.

If you have the usual build tools and the relevant kernel-devel package, 
the nightly tarball should "just work." Some of the older ones (before 
my complaints) require a litte work, chiefly because the spec expects a 
different tarball name (and internal directory name).

wget ...
rpmbuild -ta --target=<arch> <package.tar.gz>

I've been building for FC3 kernels.



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