[DRBD-user] Fedora Core 1 compile problems

William Dooley wdooley62 at msn.com
Fri Feb 20 03:27:57 CET 2004

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Thanks for the input.

This may help others who have wanted to take on this challenge to build
an RPM

My steps that I took to a complete build drbd-0.6.11
drbd-0.6.10 version has problems with the build process so I chose
to try drbd-0.6.11.

logged in as root user.

These proceedures are required to prep the kernel tree for drbd.

download and install the kernel-sources for your distribution for fedora 
core 1
it is kernel-source-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
intall it by issuing command

# rpm -ivh kernel-source-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl

# cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/

Modified the Makefile in that directory by removing the custom portion of 
the EXTRAVERSION line to look like this below

EXTRAVERSION = -1.2115.nptl

saved file
then issued command
# make mrproper

then copy the orignal configuration file for building the kernel into the

The original configuration file is found in the /boot directory called

# cp /boot/config-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl 
# make oldconfig
# make dep
Didn't have to make bzImage

Now on to the drbd portion of the.
Download and install drbd into the /usr/src/ directory
change directory to
# cd /usr/src/
uncompress and untar it with the command
# tar -zxvf drbd-0.6.11.tar.gz

Now you need to modify some files for drbd to build properly
You need modify drbd_config.h and drbd.spec.in
change directory
# cd drbd-0.6.11
uncomment the #define SIGHAND_HACK in the drbd_config.h by deleting
the two forward slashes preceeding the line and save.
comment the find sbin/rcdrbd -printf "/%p\n" >> "$FILELIST" by placing a
# in front of it and save.

now make the rpm by issuing command
# make rpm KDIR=/usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/

This should build with no errors.

The rpms are built and place in the /usr/src/drbd-06.11/dist/RPMS/i386 

install the rpms by issuing command
# rpm -ivh drbd-0.6.11-3.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh drbd-km-2.4.22_1.2115.nptl-0.6.11-3.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh drbd-debuginfo-0.6.11-3.i386.rpm

Todd thanks again on the help
I was getting hung up on the .config issue.  I didn't quite know where to 
the orginal .config file inorder to do a proper build.


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