[OpenAFS] Building Kernel Modules for RHEL4

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:28:03 -0500

Read the instructions from rpm -qpi openafs...src.rpm

You want to use rpmbuild --rebuild --target=i686  (assuming you're running
on a 686 and not a 586).


Quoting Mike Bydalek <mbydalek@contentconnections.com>:

> Hello.
> We have a few RHEL4 boxes that I want to start installing OpenAFS on, 
> but I'm having some issues with loading the kernel module.  This may 
> be due to my lack of experience on RedHat, but you never know.
> Anyways, the problem is that openafs.org provides a 
> openafs-kernel-1.4.0-2.6.9_22.EL_1.i686.rpm, but it RedHat has since 
> updated the kernel to 2.6.9-22.0.1.EL.
> I tried to build custom packages using the openafs.spec file provided 
> hoping that it would build a proper openafs-kernel...rpm package, but 
> it just built the openafs-kernel-source-1.4.0-1.1.i386.rpm, which 
> uses the afsmodload, which doesn't come with the rpms according to 
> Derrick (read it in an archive from October).
> So my question is, what are the proper steps to build an RPM for the 
> current kernel on RHEL4?  In the spec file, I keep seeing references 
> to building the modules for the running kernel by default, but I 
> don't see that happening.
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> -Mike
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