building as external modules

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Mon Oct 26 05:44:49 EDT 2009

On ubuntu, just install linux-headers-generic or whatever for your kernel 
version and in the src directory of the git, just do:
make clean
make modules_install
That build directory is provided by the headers package, or would be 
created if you build a kernel and install it from scratch.
Just installing the kernel-source package does not do the trick.
HTH, Willem

On Sat, 24 Oct 2009, Daniel Dalton wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm running ubuntu 8.10, and it seems the speakup-source modules package
> won't compile with 2.6.27, so I'm trying to build as external modules
> from git.
> But I don't understand this line:
> Make sure that /lib/modules/kernelversion/build points to the location
> of a full build of the kernel. 
> So is this just a full kernel source, or kernel headers? Or something
> else? If I'm running 2.6.27-15 on ubuntu, what could be an example path
> for this?
> Thanks,
> Dan
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