[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#459848: nvidia-kernel-source and m-a: same error

Vincent Fourmond fourmond at debian.org
Thu Jan 10 20:24:45 UTC 2008


  I'm having exactly the same problems as reported in #459848. It boils
down to following points:

  * m-a is confused and does not seem to find the new version of
nvidia-kernel-source, even after m-a update:

21:11 vincent at tanyaivinco ~ m-a update
21:11 vincent at tanyaivinco ~ m-a build nvidia
Target package file
exists, not rebuilding!
21:11 vincent at tanyaivinco ~ dpkg -l nvidia-kernel-source
ii  nvidia-kernel-source  169.07-1              NVIDIA binary kernel
module source

  However, still more puzzling: m-a li finds it correctly:

21:15 vincent at tanyaivinco ~ m-a li
nvidia-kernel-source (source) installed (V: 169.07-1):
  -- Binary package(s) for kernel(s):
   + (2.6.22-3-amd64):

  * I'm using m-a as a normal user (with read/write permission to
/usr/src). It has always worked so far.

  * even when I symlink /usr/src/nvidia-kernel-source.tar.bz2 to
nvidia-kernel.tar.bz2, and using the -f switch (as m-a fails to
understand there is a newer version) the build fails with:
  LD [M]  /usr/src/modass/usr_src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nvidia.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 1 modules
  CC      /usr/src/modass/usr_src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nvidia.mod.o
  LD [M]  /usr/src/modass/usr_src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nvidia.ko
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-3-amd64'
make[2]: Leaving directory
touch build-stamp
dh_clean -k
find: ./debian/patches.old: Permission denied
dh_clean: command returned error code
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modass/usr_src/modules/nvidia-kernel'
make: *** [kdist_image] Error 2

  This sounds like a very simple permission problem.

  Many thanks for maintaining this package, I hope this helps. My kernel
is a standard debian one:

~ uname -a
Linux tanyaivinco 2.6.22-3-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Nov 4 18:18:09 UTC 2007
x86_64 GNU/Linux



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