[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#462729: nvidia-kernel-source: Module fails to link in chroot environment

Brian Sipos brian.sipos at gmail.com
Sun Jan 27 03:00:07 UTC 2008

Package: nvidia-kernel-source
Version: 169.07-2
Severity: important

I am attempting to build this in a i386 chroot environment inside an amd64 
install because of programs that will not run in the amd64 environment.

I have tried several methods to build the module within the chroot, but all 
have failed. It seems that, for some reason, the builder is insisting on 
using an amd64 object file even though the install was from within an i386 

The module itself seems to build properly, but then fails in the linking stage 
with the message set as follows:

  LD [M]  /usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nvidia.o
ld: Relocatable linking with relocations from format elf64-x86-64 
(/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nv-kernel.o) to format elf32-i386 
(/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nvidia.o) is not supported
make[4]: *** [/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nvidia.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486'
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make[2]: *** [module] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv'
make[1]: *** [build-stamp] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel'
make: *** [kdist_image] Error 2

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nvidia-kernel-source depends on:
ii  debhelper                     6.0.3      helper programs for debian/rules
ii  dpatch                        2.0.29     patch maintenance system for 
ii  make                          3.81-3     The GNU version of the "make" 
ii  sed                           4.1.5-5    The GNU sed stream editor

Versions of packages nvidia-kernel-source recommends:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.13    Scripts to make the life of a 
ii  kernel-package                11.001-0.1 A utility for building Linux 
pn  nvidia-glx                    <none>     (no description available)

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