/bin/sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `('

martin ward macros_the_black at ntlworld.com
Mon Feb 6 10:55:12 PST 2006

Chris Staub wrote:
> John Gay wrote:
>> I can usually puzzle my way through most errors, but this one stumps 
>> me. I'm trying to build a 2.6.16-rc2 kernel from within the pure-64 
>> build on my Dual Opteron. I run the usual make mrproper, make 
>> menuconfig fine, but when I then run make, it errors immediately with:
>> Seems the first error is some sort of shell-script error, but since 
>> the Makefile suppresses the directory entrys I don't know where to look?
>> I've tried various config setting, including make defconfig, for all 
>> default settings and make allnoconfig for minimal config, as well as 
>> make oldconfig from my current running 32 bit system updated 
>> as best as I know how.
>> If I can't get a 2.6.16 kernel built to update the udev rules in this 
>> first 64 bit build, I'll have to wait until the CLFS book is updated 
>> to this level.
>> Cheers,
>>     John Gay
> That's a typical error when you're missing /dev/null. Try restarting 
> udev.
Funny you should mention that did a crosslfs the other day, with the 
2.6.16-rc2 kernel, and got exactly the same error, couldn't fathom it 
either so went back to which worked, applied gkh patches and 
the new udev works fine



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