There is a new way of building and installing the MPPE modules using DKMS.
The first step is to install the DKMS RPM itself:
# rpm --install dkms-184.108.40.206-1.noarch.rpm
If you have the
kernel-source RPM for your kernel (not needed for 2.6.x kernels,
though for some distributions such as Fedora Core 4, the
kernel-devel package will be needed))
and the appropriate C compiler, you should then install the
# rpm --install kernel_ppp_mppe-1.0.2-3dkms.noarch.rpm
The kernel modules are automatically built and installed for your currently-running kernel when this RPM is installed. Moreover, the kernel modules will automatically be rebuilt if you reboot into a kernel that you have not previously built and installed the modules for.
Otherwise, you'll need a pre-built RPM for the kernel version and
architecture you are using:
# rpm --install kernel_ppp_mppe-modules-2.6.5-1.358.dkms0.0.4.i686.rpm
To test that things are working properly, try loading the module:
# modprobe ppp-compress-18
lsmod output should include
If you've built the modules from source and would like to package the compiled modules
as a pre-built RPM for installation on other machines with the same kernel version and architecture,
use the spec file
kernel_ppp_mppe-modules.spec (you'll need rpm-build installed too
# rpmbuild -bb kernel_ppp_mppe-modules.spec
If you want to build a modules RPM for an installed kernel RPM that is not currently running,
specify the full name and release of the kernel on the
rpmbuild command line, e.g. as follows:
# rpmbuild -bb --define 'kernel 2.4.20-28.8smp' kernel_ppp_mppe-modules.spec
(to build for the 2.4.20-28.8smp kernel; remember that for 2.4.x kernels, the corresponding kernel-source RPM must also be installed)
Note: the old
kernelmod and the
kernel-mppe modules built using it
have now moved to the OLD directory.
If you have any queries or problems with these RPMs, please contact the packager, Paul Howarth <email@example.com> directly.