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Re: LAN driver for a7v8x (BroadCom 4401)

> From: Michael Schwendt <ms0301rh arcor de>
> On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:33:43 +0100, Vik Heyndrickx wrote:
> > > I found that the src.rpm file found on the motherboard CDROM
> > > worked with a simple "rpmbuild --rebuild" and installed no
> > > problems.
> >
> > This link may be useful (in case you have problems or someone wants
> > to open
> > a bug in bugzilla):
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=80545
> >
> > It would be really, really, really nice if RH decided to include
> > this
> > updated driver into the next release of RH.

I'm a little confused when the driver written by Broadcom seems to work,
possibly with some minor tweaks and yet RedHat want to mess around with
a different driver... I'm sure great minds are at work here <shrug>

> > > However, if you install RedHat's kernel updates then it no longer
> > > works because of annoying kernel header mismatch and (doubly
> > > annoying)
> > > RedHat don't include an update of the new kernel headers package
> > > to
> > > go with the new kernel (or at least I couldn't find such a thing
> > > on my favourite mirrors).
> >
> > glibc-kern*.rpm
> No, kernel-source*.i386.rpm

I'm well aware what the names for the various packages are...
If you look here:


You will NOT find any glibc-kern*.rpm even though the kernel source
has been updated. I am completely sure that the full kernel source is
NOT a requirement to compile the bcm1440 module because I rebuilt the
rpm on a standard rh8.0 install WITHOUT any kernel-source packages
installed. I didn't look at exactly what the build process was doing
but it did work. With an upgraded kernel it did not work.

Yes I understand that I can use the full kernel source, I was merely
trying to save a big download. Here's the md5sum of the driver package
that I was building:

   802ce8dbddaeb25f07f6f8d7bb955276  bcm4400-1.0.2-1.src.rpm

	- Tel

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