Thursday, February 5, 2009

Linux 2.4 hacking?

I need to hack on a Linux 2.4 kernel for an embedded system. I thought of using one of my Linux boxes to do the work. But not only did the trusted "make menuconfig" bail on me, there were countless compile errors, even on the vanilla kernel! I gathered this is due to a version conflict with ncurses.

I had to resort to an old Debian, that's based on 2.4 and still comes with the old gcc and whatnot. Works like a charm!

I'm sure I am not the only 2.4 hacker using a modern Linux distro. Any hints on how to make it work?

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