Re: blcr-0.6 dkms patch

From: Paul H. Hargrove (PHHargrove_at_lbl_dot_gov)
Date: Mon Sep 10 2007 - 13:56:35 PDT

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    Neal Becker wrote:
    > Here is a (first try) at patching blcr-0.6 to use dkms:
       Thanks you the patch.  I hope to be able to integrate DKMS support 
    into the BLCR specfile for 0.6.x, for some small 'x'.  However, as I 
    mentioned the last time we discussed this, I'd like to continue building 
    the "normal" binary RPM of kernel modules for those users not using 
    DKMS.  It is certainly possible for me to try to do this based on your 
    patch, but I'd not (currently) be able to test the result.  So, if you 
    could, please resubmit the patch suitably modified to build both a DKMS 
    and "normal" modules rpm, I'd appreciate it.
      Also as we agreed by e-mail once before, you almost certainly need a 
    line like 'CLEAN="[ -e Makefile ] && make distclean"' to ensure builds 
    after the first will start with a clean slate.  However, I think we 
    concluded that something in my Makefiles kept that from working.  If 
    that is still the case, I'd suggest something like the following:
    MAKE[0]="rm -rf BLD && mkdir BLD && cd BLD && ../configure --with-components=modules && make"
    CLEAN="rm -rf BLD"
    Finaly, in our past emails on the subject I think we agreed on the need 
    for "--with-linux=$kernel_source_dir" (or similar) passed to configure 
    to support the -k option to dkms.
    Paul H. Hargrove                          PHHargrove_at_lbl_dot_gov
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