On Tue, 2019-06-11 at 17:01 +0200, Fab Stz wrote:
> Source: linux
> Version: 4.9.0 or 4.19... probably any
> Followup-For: Bug #771339
> Dear Maintainer,
> This bug still exists in linux 4.9 and 4.19 (stretch, stretch-backports and
> also buster)
> Like the first reporter, I tried compiling the amdgpu driver provided by AMD
> (through DKMS) and it is searching for the kernel version in that file.
> As a workaroung in the meantime, I manually set VERSION to 4 and PATCHLEVEL to
> 19 in /usr/src/linux-headers-4.9.0-9-amd64/Makefile
> or the equivalent for 4.19

They should be using "make kernelversion" instead of looking for
variable assignments the Makefile.

This is not even a Debian-specific problem any more.  Looking for
variable assignments in the Makefile will break whenever the kernel is
built out-of-tree (since Linux 4.20).


Ben Hutchings
For every complex problem
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

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