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  1. #1

    debian 2.4.27 kernel-package install help

    I just did my 2nd debian install (network install), this time the stable version.
    Now when I try add vmware the install needs to now where the c header files are
    located. I did not find them so I down loaded, and installed kernel-source 2.4.27-3.
    Still vmware is not happy, so I figured I should recompile, no idea what this will do.
    Read and read some more. So I copied current config to ,config and used mkmuneconfig
    to redo the kernel, saved the image to new-config. So now I try the make-kpkg and get
    unknown command. Now another 2 hours I find I need kernel-package so I get that
    install it even did updatedb, yet still make-kpkg unknown command!

    Any one have any idea how to just install kernel-packag?
    Thanks Harry Nash

  2. #2
    You need to install the header files
    apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r`
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  3. #3
    Thanks, that did something, but stil the application wont install. Still

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  5. #4
    what error do you get?
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  6. #5

    vmware error in debian

    The error is the the path I try to give vmware is returned with ehter
    the path for the c header is invalid and or the header file version does
    not match the running kernel. I did some more checking and I figure
    I have to reinstall and see if I can get the install to allow kernel-source
    to be installed from the start. I may have missed this. Normally you are
    asked to select packages. I am doing a network install so now I will
    try build cds.

  7. #6
    you don't need to reinstall. It looks like you need to make a symbolic link. Try
    cd /usr/src
    ln -s kernel-headers-2.4.27-3-386 linux
    You may have to replace 386 with whatever your arch type is
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  8. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83 View Post
    You need to install the header files
    apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r`
    Debian -- Package Search Results -- search
    I believe this should now be:

    apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

    Hope this helps,

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