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    Error while "make dep"


    Don't really know what's going on. It's been at least 6 months since the last time I tried to build a kernel, and I guess I'm quite a bit rusty. This is the error I get:
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    make -C xfs fastdep
    make[4]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.31/fs/xfs'
    .depend:451: *** missing separator.  Stop.
    make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.31/fs/xfs'
    make[3]: *** [_sfdep_xfs] Error 2
    make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.31/fs'
    make[2]: *** [fastdep] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.31/fs'
    make[1]: *** [_sfdep_fs] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.31'
    make: *** [dep-files] Error 2
    Which is kinda strange since I didn't configure the kernel to have XFS support. Any help would be great!

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    Just curious - why such an old kernel? (I am sure you have some reason.)

    Haven't had to use make dep with the 2.6 kernels I've compiled.

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    It's just what comes with Slackware 10.2. Since I couldn't get this working, I actually picked up a new kernel from kernel.org (2.4.32) and it compiled just fine. I have no idea why the Slackware kernel source gives out that error! I tried a few different configurations, including the one that comes with Slack (located in /boot/config file).

    Conclusion: I still don't understand, but I got it to work, so it's all good.

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