[linux-dvb] Possible problem in build system from 061906 pull.

Herbert Poetzl herbert at 13thfloor.at
Mon Jun 19 18:59:42 CEST 2006


On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 09:11:28AM -0700, VDR User wrote:
> First time posting to the list, go easy on me...
> 
> debian, 2.6.17 kernel, fresh hg pull on 061906, hauppauge nexus-s pci dvb
> card.
> 
> changeset:   4114:6dcedc4dcaf9
> tag:         tip
> user:        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at infradead.org>
> date:        Mon Jun 19 09:16:03 2006 -0300
> summary:     hex defaults in Kconfig sometimes have "0x", sometimes don't
> 
> I've noticed that if you leave the "[ ] Enable drivers not supported by this
> kernel" box untouched (unchecked by default), you can turn off all the
> unnecessary stuff for nexus-s and the build goes fine, with all the required
> elements being compiled.  However, if you enable that option you lose
> atleast the following:
> 
> ---     Supported SAA7146 based PCI Adapters
> <M>     AV7110 cards
>  [ ]       Compile AV7110 firmware into the driver
>  [*]       AV7110 OSD support
> 
> Not only do those items vanish from the menuconfig but the required
> ttpci_eeprom & dvb_ttpci don't get compiled either.  Anyone with a nexus-s
> will not be able to load the drivers because these required elements are
> missing.  If you uncheck the option, the AV7110 stuff does not come back so
> you're still out-of-luck.
> 
> Additionally, many people seem to be confused by the Help text given for the
> "[ ] Enable drivers not supported by this kernel" option.  It's recommend
> that the text be rewritten more clearly so the average non-developer user
> can better understand the purpose of that option.
> 
> With the 2.6.17 kernel just being release, a lot of users are updating both
> their kernel & drivers now, and I've noticed this causing
> confusion/problems.

probably the best idea would be to sync up mainline
to the 'current' linux-dvb tree, but I guess the 
maintainers do not do that very often (judging from
the differences between the hg repository and the
in kernel drivers)

best,
Herbert

> Thanks fellas.

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