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Old 02-01-03, 04:50 AM   #6
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Default Kernel source gives zillions of warnings

Well, I'm following the advice and trying to install the kernel source rpm. I simply used:

rpmbuild --rebuild kernel-2.4.18-19.8.0.src.rpm

I got about zillions of warnings from the compiler + it took too long that I had to kill the process ( i had to go to bed at some point). Many of the warnings were for declared but never used variables, ...etc. I would imagine something like a kernel source is written by pros, and that you shouldn't even see one warning!!! Did I do something wrong or is this normal?
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