I have a machine running FC3 which I use as file server / media server on my lan, as well as a desktop via a kvm switch.
yum is set to check for updates every night, and recently it dloaded and installed kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3
As I have a nvidia card installed, I have to recompile the nvidia driver each time a new kernel is installed.
For the last few kernels this has been a pain, but no problem.
This time, the nvidia compilation script refuses to run because it can't find the kernel-source tree.
After searching the net I found a comment in the fedora mailing list
Date: Fri Jul 15 2005 - 12:36:30 MDT
On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 02:34:02PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 01:21:00PM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> > 91345d13cac519cfaaa556f30786ac01 i386/kernel-devel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3.i586.rpm
> Dave -- I notice this switches to having kernel-devel subpackages a la FC4
> and RHEL4. While that's certainly good in general, this "mid-release" switch
> threw me for a little loop. There's no mention in the changelog -- was this
> switch intentional, and is it going to stay?
aaarghhh. No, it was unintentional.
And not one person picked up on this whilst it was in -testing. *sigh*.
Would this have anything to do with my problem ?
I have tried installing the kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3.src.rpm but the nvidia package still refuses to compile.
Part of the error message does say that I can specify the kernel source path on the command line but I have no idea what that path might be.
any help would be appreciated.