is not plain file nor directory

From: Wahib Nackad (
Date: Tue Dec 10 2002 - 19:16:25 EST


I'm able to compile kernel 2.4.20 via SRPMS with spec file without problem
as long as I don't enable pcmcia support with the kernel. If I enable pcmcia
support, then compilation fail when the 'make module_install' command runs
and return the following error message for each pcmcia drivers:

/var/tmp/kernel-2.4.20-root/lib/modules/2.4.20-1/pcmcia/xircom_tulip_cb.o is
not plain file nor directory

The /var/tmp/kernel-2.4.20-root/lib/modules/2.4.20-1/pcmcia is a directory
created by the 'make module_install' command with all pcmcia drivers made as
symbolic link inside it. Those symbolic links point to the right
subdirectory under the kernel directory but it seem to me that the system or
something else do not want to follow the symbolic link and this is why I
receive the "is not plain file nor directory" error.

Can someone exlain me how to fix this?

Thanks a lot.

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