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Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 01:04:16 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: iproute2 & iputils fail to compile

Hi Steve,

Thank you for the report.

On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 03:48:37PM -0500, Steve Bremer wrote:
> 	While building a new machine, I ran into troubles getting the above 
> packages to compile.  They are being compiled against a 2.4.22 kernel 
> source tree.  I thought the BUILD doc used to say that a 2.2 kernel 
> tree was required to build user land, but the latest BUILD doc says a 
> 2.2 or 2.4 kernel will work.  Is a 2.2 kernel tree still required to 
> build user land?

No, either 2.2.x or 2.4.x should do.  (But the produced binaries are
slightly different.  In particular, you only get Large File Support if
you build against 2.4.x.)

> 	Both packages are returning the same error messages.  I've included 
> the relevant parts of the iproute2 build log below:

> /usr/include/linux/in.h:140: field `gr_group' has incomplete type
> /usr/include/linux/in.h:146: field `gsr_group' has incomplete type
> /usr/include/linux/in.h:147: field `gsr_source' has incomplete type
> /usr/include/linux/in.h:153: field `gf_group' has incomplete type
> /usr/include/linux/in.h:156: field `gf_slist' has incomplete type

> These are the only two packages that failed (besides the arch 
> specific ones).

Something broke between 2.4.21 and 2.4.22.  I can reproduce this now,
and will deal with it.

Meanwhile, you can try with 2.4.21-ow2.

Alexander Peslyak <>
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