make modules_install fails with [_modinst_post] Error 139

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Tue Mar 7 09:29:02 EST 2006

Dear John,

in message <440C9EAB.7080504 at> you wrote:
> I want to simulate an USB thumb drive using the Yosemite's device
> interface.  So the Yosemite board is the thumb drive.  I am not trying
> to connect a thumb drive to the Yosemite.  Sorry if I wasn't clear.

I see.

> > Your native system's (x86 ?) module utilities (depmod,  modprobe)  do
> > not understand PowerPC modules. If you want to run "depmod", you must
> > overwrite  the  Makefile's  default  setting of DEPMOD to use a cross
> > version of depmod instead.
> Thanks, I'll work on that.

Try Busybox' script ...

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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