[linux-dvb] depmod in v4l/Makefile when compiling for different kernel

Michael Krufky mkrufky at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 16:44:05 CET 2005

On 12/14/05, Michael Ditum <mike at mikeditum.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm trying to write a script to install a new kernel and then the
> latest v4l-dvb drivers. This means that the kernel I am building
> against will not be the current one running.
> I have managed to get it building fine by adding a v4l/.version file
> containing the following...
> KERNELRELEASE:=2.6.14-2-smp
> However when I go to do a make install I have a problem. The script
> copies the modules into the correct place but then runs a `
> /sbin/depmod -a`. This however runs against the current kernel so
> works out the module dependencies for the 2.6.12 kernel I'm running.
> I've managed to fix this by changing all instances of  /sbin/depmod -a to...
>  /sbin/depmod -a ${KERNELRELEASE}
> This seems to work fine.
> I've attached a patch to fix this in the Makefile. Can this be
> commited or is there a better way of doing this?

This looks like it can be safely applied without any trouble.... Only
one problem:  Your patch doesn't show any context... Please regenerate
it using the -up options.

cvs diff -up > depmod.patch


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