Trouble w/ "wavemon" tarball
nomad2002 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 22:01:42 PST 2006
On 2/14/06, James G. Sack (jim) <jgsack at san.rr.com> wrote:
> RB W wrote:
> > I found the following that sheds light on the situation. The tip from
> > Jim did in fact result in a successful install of the rpm however
> > wavemon then throws the "fatal error: could not get range information"
> > error, which is why I was looking for a tarball that would work
> > cleanly, etc., etc.
> > So I am fiddling with getting the "wireless.h" files of the same
> > version in place...
> > <quote>
> > Broken wavemon
> I had a Version 19 on my FC4, and using that in the recipe you quoted
> doesn't 'make'.
> But, I found a version 17 from rpmsearch (rpm.pbone.net) in a source rpm
> -And replacing both the wireless.h files on my system
> (which were in /usr/include/ and /usr/include/linux/) with this one ..
> -and also editing the Makefile (after .config) to read CC=gcc32 (as
> discovered in previous discussions)..
> I found that the make and install works.
> I can't test (no wireless), but maybe this will help.
> I'll send you the (gzipped) header directly, to keep it off the list.
I had a chance to look at the version of the various wireless.h files
earlier and I was thinking of coordinating the versions...
I ran into trouble with that src.rpm from .jp because the Yoshida
person has the user/group fixed to their name inside the src.rpm. So
on my FC4 distro I did a:
rpm -i wavemon-0.4.0b-1.src.rpm
which broke the src.rpm into its parts as follows:
wavemon.spec in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
wavemon-0.4.0b.tar.gz in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/
Since the spec file didn't need to be changed (it corrects the gcc
issue for the tarball) I then did the following, as root and from the
/usr/src/redhat/SPEC directory, to put the src.rpm back together. And
also by putting them back together both the spec file and the tarball
got a user/group of root:root.
rpm -bb --clean --rmsource wavemon.spec
By doing this a regular rpm was created in
When I ran a:
sudo rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/wavemon-0.4.0b-1.i386.rpm
it installed cleanly...
Now I will use your tip in regards to wireless.h for version 17 to
correct for the version 19 that got put in place during my latest "yum
update" on this FC4...
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