Re: massive compile failures w/ 2.5.51 on RH8.0

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Thu Dec 12 2002 - 19:27:50 EST

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 04:06:59PM -0800, Rod Van Meter wrote:

> At this point I've concluded that something in my setup is busted.
> Surely this large a fraction of things don't currently fail to even
> compile?

This large a fraction of things don't currently compile.
And don't call me Shirley. 8-)

Seriously, you got unlucky, and seem to be hitting just about
every broken driver/filesystem there is in 2.5 right now.
If you take a look at you'll see that
most of the compile errors noted there are those that you've

Things like Intermezzo don't affect a large proportion of users,
so remain broken for some time. The framebuffer changes in 2.5.51
fixed up a whole bunch of problems that had been lingering for
a while, but there's still a lot of drivers not converted over
to the new API.

Compile-time breakage is to be expected in 2.5.x. It's a hard-hat
area. You may have more luck with 2.5-ac.


| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs
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