View Full Version : [ubuntu] Fixing a few kernel errors

July 17th, 2009, 06:47 AM
Hi all,
So, after doing something stupid with --append-to-version whilst building my own kernel, i had to resort to using make instead of the seemingly more-used make-kpkg. However, whilst in the process of makeing, i get the error

drivers/char/rocket.c: In function ‘rp_open’:
drivers/char/rocket.c:937: error: ‘ASYNCB_INITIALIZED’ undeclared (first use in this function)
drivers/char/rocket.c:937: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
drivers/char/rocket.c:937: error: for each function it appears in.)
drivers/char/rocket.c: In function ‘rp_write’:
drivers/char/rocket.c:1644: error: ‘ASYNCB_NORMAL_ACTIVE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
make[2]: *** [drivers/char/rocket.o] Error 1

Im assuming that in a header file that im missing, ASYNCB_* hasnt been defined, and hence these macros seem to be failing.
Does anyone know a way to fix this?

July 17th, 2009, 09:19 AM
This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but you can get newer pre-compiled versions of the Ubuntu kernels from here:
If you want to roll your own kernel, here is a tutorial about compiling kernels in Ubuntu:

July 17th, 2009, 10:28 AM
nah, that's not what i wanted - i already had a kernel and had already selected and deselected modules/items that i wanted/didnt want. My question was about fixing that error i got from "make all".
However, what i originally wanted is useless - i realied that i could edit the make-kpkg file, add in the IGNORE_UPPERCASE_VERSION flag and then work from there.
This way, it no longer whinges about the fact that i made a massive debian policy violation :)

Thanks for taking the time out to help

July 17th, 2009, 01:16 PM
actually, given that this is the "errors" section, could anyone give me some advice on fixing this lovely error?

create_md5sums_fn /usr/src/linux-
chmod -R og=rX /usr/src/linux-
chown -R root:root /usr/src/linux-
dpkg --build /usr/src/linux- ..
dpkg-deb: building package `linux-image-' in `../linux-image-'.
dpkg-deb: control directory has bad permissions 2755 (must be >=0755 and <=0775)

It's complaining about permissions, but as far as i can tell it's setting it's own permissions.