Dienstag, 16. September 2008

Life is a bitch: Livna Buildsys down, thus no new kmod packages in Livna right now :-/

Life is a bitch -- the buildsys for livna is down again, thus I'm unable to build new kmod packages for the 2.6.26 kernels Fedora recently published for Fedora 8 and 9. Thus please be patient for a while; we'll build and publish them as soon as possible (but there is no ETA yet when the buildsys comes back; hopefully soon).

If you really need a new kmod for the 2.6.26 kernels you can either use akmods (Fedora 9 only) or follow the steps to manually rebuild a kmod srpm.

Example how to use akmod-nvidia on Fedora 9:

yum install akmod-nvidia

Just restart after that; the kmod should get compiled and installed on next startup. You might need to restart a second time before the nvidia driver gets enabled again -- there was a bug which was fixed just recently.

But there is one more problem: at least the akmods/srpms in the repos for iscsitarget, madwifi and qc-usb are not compiling with 2.6.26 yet :-/ Some of the maintainers have patches for this, so this problems hopefully will also be fixed quickly once the buildsys is back. I was told akmod-madwifi from devel might work, but someone else said it compiles, but doesn't work :-/

For RPM Fusion things hopefully will get better, as the buildsys seems to be more reliable. And we have two x86-builders, so one of them can go down without causing trouble. Ohh, and we'll be able to build kmod packages quicker thanks to the second builder.


axet hat gesagt…

also ask livna team about last VLC player pleaseee!!

Arthur Dent hat gesagt…

Wow! Thanks for this. The long delay waiting for the Livna kmod-nvidia package was driving me nuts. I had no idea what the problem was / is (there should be some more information on the Livna website really); but more importantly I had absolutely no idea of the existence of the "akmod" system. Genius!

One quick "yum install", 2 reboots and I'm back up and running!

Thank you so much!....

Anonym hat gesagt…

$ rpmbuild --rebuild nvidia-kmod-173.14.12-3.lvn9.src.rpm --define "kernel kernel-" --target i686

error: Failed build dependencies:
buildsys-build-rpmfusion-kerneldevpkgs-newest-i686 is needed by nvidia-kmod-173.14.12-3.fc9.i686

# yum install buildsys-build-rpmfusion-kerneldevpkgs-newest-i686

Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-devel-uname-r = is needed by package 9:buildsys-build-rpmfusion-kerneldevpkgs-newest-9.1-10.lvn9.i686 (livna)

dead end.

Thorsten "thl" Leemhuis hat gesagt…

Anonym said...

$ rpmbuild --rebuild nvidia-kmod-173.14.12-3.lvn9.src.rpm --define "kernel kernel-" --target i686
error: [...]
dead end.

Read more closely. This
--define "kernel kernel-"
is not the same as
--define "kernels kernel-"

beezel hat gesagt…

Thanks so much! I'm finally back to fedora after a poor hardware choice left me without for several months, and this was the first thing to stump me. Worked like a charm.