sl-modem-dkms 2.9.11~20110321-12: sl-modem kernel module failed to build

Bug #1652202 reported by docslinux on 2016-12-23
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sl-modem (Ubuntu)
gopal mandal

Bug Description

No issues yet, was installing ahead of time, you know just encase, the system detected this problem.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: sl-modem-dkms 2.9.11~20110321-12
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-57.78-generic 4.4.35
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-57-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.4
Architecture: amd64
DKMSKernelVersion: 4.4.0-57-generic
Date: Wed Dec 21 22:01:51 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-10-18 (65 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Beta amd64 (20160325)
PackageVersion: 2.9.11~20110321-12
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1.1
 apt 1.2.15ubuntu0.2
SourcePackage: sl-modem
Title: sl-modem-dkms 2.9.11~20110321-12: sl-modem kernel module failed to build
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

docslinux (douglas-robert-jobe) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in sl-modem (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in sl-modem (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
gopal mandal (abcd123) on 2017-02-28
Changed in sl-modem (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → gopal mandal (abcd123)

You need to install headers package for the kernel you are using

TJ (tj) wrote :

The kernel driver (dkms) fails to build due to the bad logic in drivers/Makefile trying to detect the non-existent modversions.h (Ubuntu kernels do not use CONFIG_MODVERSIONS ) and thus not adding -I$(KERNEL_DIR)/include to the search path - so cannot find linux/init.h

Even with that fixed there is no asm/linkage.h since $(KERNEL_DIR)/build/arch/x86/include is not in the search path.

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