debian unstable and 2.4.16-pre8...

From: Rob Hensley (
Date: Wed Dec 12 2001 - 21:33:44 EST

Here's what I've got installed:

gcc 2:2.95.4-9
gcc-3.0 1:3.0.3-0pre011209
libc6 2.2.4-7

And here are the steps I took to compiling my kernel:

1.) Got the 2.4.16 source and the pre8 patch and put them both in /usr/src
2.) tar zxvf linux-2.4.16.tar.gz
3.) gzip -cd patch-2.4.17-pre8.gz | patch -p0
4.) I then copied my old kernel .config to /usr/src/linux and ran
    make oldconfig
5.) Everything went fine with make oldconfig, so I went ahead and did
    make dep
6.) After make dep, everything still went fine, so I did make bzImage
7.) During make bzImage I got the following error:

    ld -m elf_i386 -T /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/ -e stext
arch/i386/kernel/head.o arch/i386/kernel/init_task.o init/main.o
init/version.o \
        --start-group \
        arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o arch/i386/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o
mm/mm.o fs/fs.o ipc/ipc.o \
         drivers/acpi/acpi.o drivers/char/char.o drivers/block/block.o
drivers/misc/misc.o drivers/net/net.o drivers/media/media.o
drivers/char/agp/agp.o drivers/char/drm/drm.o drivers/ide/idedriver.o
drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394drv.o drivers/cdrom/driver.o
drivers/sound/sounddrivers.o drivers/pci/driver.o drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.o
drivers/net/pcmcia/pcmcia_net.o drivers/net/wireless/wireless_net.o
drivers/video/video.o drivers/usb/usbdrv.o drivers/input/inputdrv.o \
        net/network.o \
        /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a /usr/src/linux/lib/lib.a
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a \
        --end-group \
        -o vmlinux
drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.o(.data+0x1294): undefined reference to `local
symbols in discarded section .text.exit'
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1

If anyone has any clue how I can go about fixing this, or you need more
information about my installation, or somethin' else, please feel free to
ask, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Rob Hensley
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