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Re: FC5: touble building nvidia-kmod from livna




Kenny Gow wrote:
: Dean S. Messing wrote:
: > I'm having the devil of a time building (compiling) the nvidia-kmod
: > rpm for the kernel I'm running.  (Why does this have to be so hard!!!)
: > 
: > Here's what I've done.
: > 
: > I downloaded 
: > 
: >  nvidia-kmod-1.0.8774-1.2.6.17_1.2174_FC5.src.rpm
: > 
: > from livna.  They don't have the module .rpm for the
: > 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp which I'm running right now so I figured I'd
: > "just" build the .rpm.
: > 
: > I then "installed" the .src.rpm with `rpm -i'.
: > 
: > Then I  edited the .spec file, changing 
: > 
: >       %{!?kversion: %define kversion 2.6.17-1.2174_FC5}
: > 
: > 
: > to
: > 
: >       %{!?kversion: %define kversion 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5}
: > 
: > at the beginning of the file.
: > 
: > I then did
: > 
: > rpmbuild -bb --target i686 nvidia-kmod.spec
: > 
: > and get the following error messages:
: > 
: > Building target platforms: i686
: > Building for target i686
: > error: Failed build dependencies:
: > 	kernel-devel-i686 = 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 is needed by nvidia-kmod-1.0.8774-1.2.6.15_1.2054_FC5.i686
: > 	kernel-xen0-devel-i686 = 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 is needed by nvidia-kmod-1.0.8774-1.2.6.15_1.2054_FC5.i686
: > 	kernel-kdump-devel-i686 = 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 is needed by nvidia-kmod-1.0.8774-1.2.6.15_1.2054_FC5.i686
: > 
: > 
: > What I do have installed is:
: > 
: > # `rpm -qa | fgrep kern'
: > 
: > kernel-smp-devel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
: > kernel-smp-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5
: > glibc-kernheaders-3.0-5.2
: > 
: > What am I doing wrong?
: > 
: > Dean
: > 
: try setting kvariants to smp and make sure kversion is set to your 
: kernel version (uname -r)

Thanks Kenny.  Your clue (and Phil Meyer's) provides the solution. I
see what the problem was.  Hardcoding "kvariants" in the .spec file
was the trick.

Dean


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