[PATCH] Keeping out of .tmp_versions in linux 2.5.x
proski at gnu.org
Tue May 20 02:00:27 EDT 2003
When hostap is compiled against 2.5.x kernels, files are created in the
kernel tree under ".tmp_versions" directory. Those files correspond to
the modules and end with ".mod" suffix. They hold the path to the module.
When I run "make install" under hostap, the modules are copied to the
locations where they are supposed to be, i.e. under
If I run "make modules_install" in the kernel tree, hostap drivers are
also installed. This may seem to be a nice side effect, but it's actually
not so nice. This time, the hostap modules end up installed under
If I run "make install" under hostap again (perhaps after some changes in
the sources) I end up with two copies of the hostap modules. If the
hostap source has been cleaned, "make modules_install" in the kernel tree
will warn about stale entries.
I believe the right solution is not to disturb the kernel and keep the
*.mod files in the hostap source tree.
Fortunately, it's not hard at all. MODVERDIR should be set to the
directory where *.mod files are to be kept. I think it should be the same
directory where the modules are compiled.
The patch is attached.
In the long run, we may want to try Linux Kernel Module Builder:
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@@ -120,7 +120,8 @@
echo "*** Can't build for 2.5 with a non-2.5 source!"; \
exit 1; \
- $(MAKE) -C $(KERNEL_PATH) SUBDIRS=$(PWD)/driver/modules modules
+ $(MAKE) -C $(KERNEL_PATH) SUBDIRS=$(PWD)/driver/modules \
+ MODVERDIR=$(PWD)/driver/modules modules
pccard: $(MSRC)/$(MODULE_CS) hostap crypt install_info
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