'make rpm' Failing due to i386 bug

Joseph Manojlovich manojlov at cse.psu.edu
Wed Nov 28 15:32:24 EST 2001

Hey all. I was using the latest stable branch from source.mvista.com,
and noticed that 'make rpm' wasn't working. Looking closer, I noticed
that a supporting script, scripts/mkspec, is quite 386 specific. It
makes an rpm spec file that assumes the kernel image is compressed,
which with ppc it isn't (for me at least).

Here's a quick patch which fixes this for the ppc platform, but would
not work on platforms that use compressed kernel images, like x86. I'm
not looking forward to fixing the make system for the kernel, so if
anyone wants to permanently fix this, it would be appreciated.

--- linuxppc-old/scripts/mkspec	Sun Nov 18 03:45:21 2001
+++ linuxppc/scripts/mkspec	Tue Nov 27 22:02:17 2001
@@ -28,12 +28,12 @@
 echo "%setup -q"
 echo ""
 echo "%build"
-echo "make oldconfig dep clean bzImage modules"
+echo "make oldconfig dep clean vmlinux modules"
 echo ""
 echo "%install"
 echo 'mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/boot $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/lib $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/lib/modules'
 echo 'INSTALL_MOD_PATH=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT make modules_install'
-echo 'cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage $RPM_BUILD_ROOT'"/boot/vmlinuz-$VERSION.$PATCHLEVEL.$SUBLEVEL$EXTRAVERSION"
 echo ""
 echo "%clean"

(end of patch)

Joe Manojlovich
manojlov at cse.psu.edu
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