Issue in compiling kernel modules (Netbsd)

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Aug 23 10:14:44 UTC 2018

On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 09:17:36 +0000, Vishnu Vardhan M wrote:
> I recently installed xfce4 (Debian) on netbsd 7.0.1. and while
> compiling kernel module.
> Its giving me an error like " fatal error: sys/types.h : No such
> file or directory ."

Does /usr/src/sys/types.h exist? On NetBSD, you probably will
need to install the kernel sources (or system sources, to be
sure) if you want to build a kernel module. Maybe check if
there is an option to use the system's /usr/include/sys/types.h.

But you should ask this on a NetBSD mailing list. This one,
as the name suggests twice, is for FreeBSD questions. ;-)

> usually I compile modules on linux, but in netbsd I don't
> know the way to compile modules.

Check the documentation. It should be explained in the README
coming with the module's sources.


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