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Old 12-06-03, 06:41 AM   #9
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Default Re: rpm build

Hi, thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I am begginer in Linux and probably I did not understand the first part of you mail.
I found source file on my cd: kernel-2.4.20-19.9.src.rpm (it is a kernel of my aurox system). I copied it on hard disk and tried to install:

rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.20-19.9.src.rpm

I got the output:

error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

I don't understand what is going on...why can't he create ? i was root.

But maybe i shoul do something else.

Originally posted by geowiz
If I'm not mistaken, to install the src you should use rpm -ivh kernel_version.src.rpm . It appears that rpm is confused with the --rebuilddb option and then an rpm.

IMO, using the tar.gz file and a manual install for nvnet is solid and works whether there is a compiled version for a kernel or not. None of the other bagage in the nforce package is used and is a short and sweet install.

Make sure the kernel source is installed as per the above discussion.
Check that the module is in the right place by:
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