Building from source in DSL
Forum: User Feedback
Topic: Building from source in DSL
started by: PaulFXH
Posted by PaulFXH on Dec. 27 2008,01:14My experience with DSL is very limited (as is probably evident from the nature of this post) but I've used various Linux distros for about three years.
I have recently installed dsl 4.4.12 on my Asus EeePC 901 and it works fine. However, although I have a wifi connection I am not able to set up an Ethernet connection.
My Ethernet card is an Atheros L1 which is, however, referred to as an Attansic card in lspci (Atheros now own Attansic, I believe).
The required driver is atl1e and I have downloaded the driver source from
< here >.
To build the driver, after unzipping I need to unrar the source file.
However, when I try this in DSL, I get a long list of "unknown method in" statements and a few which comment that I have a "file header broken".
The last line in the output states that there are "no files to extract"
Note that the same file unrars perfectly in Ubuntu.
Had I managed to unrar this file the next step would be to apply these commands:
However, when I tried these commands elsewhere in DSL, I got a "command not found" error.
So, it appears that I am missing some extract, build and compile tools.
I have already installed the following:
What else do I need?
Thanks for any help.
Posted by mikshaw on Dec. 27 2008,03:33I believe "unknown method in" statements tend to be the result of missing or outdated headers (includes). What these headers are I can't say...depends on which headers are required by the headers and other files in your source package.
Posted by PaulFXH on Dec. 27 2008,04:19Thank you for the reply.
First though, I'm fairly certain unrar is installed as there's a binary in /usr/bin/ called "unrar". Also, if it hadn't been installed, I'm sure I would have seen a "command not found" error when I tried to use it. Perhaps there's a missing dependency or two.
As what I tried obviously didn't work, is there an option similar to what's available in other distros where you can right-click on a file to be extracted/expanded/unzipped and choose "extract here"?
On the failure of the "KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC" commands, what do I need to do to ensure I have the full complement of build/compile tools installed in DSL?