[linux-dvb] Re: missing compat.h for dvbdev.h

Michael Krufky mkrufky at m1k.net
Thu Mar 30 19:42:45 CEST 2006

Christian Schoenebeck wrote:
> Hi!
> I just saw you commited that include of compat.h in:
> http://linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/dvb-kernel/linux/drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvbdev.h?rev=1.27&view=log
> My Haupauge Nova-S doesn't work with my kernel (2.6.13), so I tried to 
> backport CVS Head for my kernel version, but it's missing compat.h. Have you 
> forgotten to commit.h or is it supposed to be provided by the common kernel 
> headers?
> CU
> Christian

The CVS repository has not been updated in many, many months.  We have 
moved all of our development to mercurial.

The compat.h is located in dvb-kernel/build-2.6 , but I highly recommend 
that you do NOT use this old cvs repository.  We simply cannot support 
it any longer since all development, including new features AND bug 
fixes are applied towards the v4l-dvb mercurial tree instead.

Please follow the instructions located at:


Backwards compatability should work for you in either tree, but CVS 
isn't worth my time in troubleshooting.  If you still have a problem 
compiling the mercurial tree, please let me know.

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I hope this helps you.


Michael Krufky

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