[DRBD-user] Error while compiling on SLES10-ppc

Philipp Reisner philipp.reisner at linbit.com
Mon Nov 10 16:31:19 CET 2008

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On Monday 10 November 2008 12:38:47 Klaus Jagemann wrote:
> Hello list,
> I need to install DRBD on several SLES10-ppc machines. Therefore I wanted
> to build RPMs the way it is described here:
> http://www.drbd.org/docs/install/
> All requirements are met (I think so) but a 'make rpm' fails, telling me
> this:
> Macro %kernelversion has empty body
> Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.xxxxxx (%prep)
> As I am rather unexperienced in doing this stuff and because of the fact
> that, regarding the error, auntie google is as clueless as I am, I would
> appreciate any hint to solve this problem.
> Thanks in advance
> Best regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
> Klaus Jagemann

Hi Klaus,

I do not know why, but recently we have noticed rising interest in
DRBD for PPC. I can not help you with that build issue from the
top of my head, but I can tell you that the module you would get
if the build would run through would be not be functional...

We just recently fixed an endianess issue in the code, you have
to wait for 8.0.14 or 8.2.7, which will be released RSN.

PS: Does a simple "make" work in the drbd source dir?

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