how to compile and install a new driver
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Nov 27 14:11:45 PST 2007
On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 01:48:28PM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> I found this thread
> to a driver I need for my system.
> (1) The file extension
> (http://www.dons.net.au/~darius/ucp-0.01.diff.gz) is .diff, not .c, so
> what exactly do I do with it to compile it?
First, use gunzip to extract it. This will leave a file ucp-0.01.diff.
Next, su to root and cd to /usr/src/sys.
To apply the patch, do 'patch </location/of/ucp-0.01.diff'
Note that the patch doesn't apply cleanly (/usr/src/sys/dev/usb/usbdevs)
on 7.0-BETA2. If that's also the case on the version you're using,
you'll have to look at /usr/src/sys/dev/usb/usbdevs.orig and
/usr/src/sys/dev/usb/usbdevs.rej to fix it manually.
Next, build and install a kernel according to the handbook. ('make
kernel' in /usr/src)
> (2) Assuming I can get it to compile, which I've never done, what do I
> do with the object/driver file?
The 'make kernel' command will install the module automagically.
On the next boot, you should be able to load the ucp driver module with
> This driver is long overdue, the part has been in usb devices for
> several years, and support is in OpenBSD and Linux already (so I'm
> told by google). I'll happily document the process if someone holds
> my hand.
If it works, submit a PR.
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