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LanceHaverkamp

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[Solved w/ work-around] kernel source & Dev tools
« on: April 24, 2009, 04:05:25 pm »
I just installed SOHO.  I did not install kernel source & Dev tools.  Little did I know that I can't install video drivers without them.  How do I install them after the fact, or is it easier to completely reinstall SOHO?

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« Last Edit: May 01, 2009, 11:04:29 am by LanceHaverkamp »

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Re: kernel source & Dev tools
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 04:47:29 pm »
You may be able to install them by browsing the CD for the package files and installing via command line (as root, installpkg <name_of_package>).  In VL 5.9 Standard they are located in /veclinux/optional, and titled "dev.tlz" and "kernel-src.tlz".  Of course, there are probably many more ways of installing those packages.

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LanceHaverkamp

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Re: kernel source & Dev tools
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 05:03:04 pm »
That apparently worked for kernel-src, but dev returns this error:

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Installing dev.tlz
WARNING: tar returned an error!
WARNING: Package has no description.
Rebuilding the GNU info directory file: /usr/share/info/dir

Any thoughts?

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Re: [unsolved] kernel source & Dev tools
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 10:22:20 am »
Those look like warnings, not errors. Are you sure it hasn't been installed?
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Re: [unsolved] kernel source & Dev tools
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 11:03:45 am »
Gave-up & reinstalled.