rpm built not fully installed

First time that I have to build a rpm so, maybe the following error will be easy to fix ...
I tried to build drbd rpms for a SLES 12 SP5 (I don't have access to the HA repo with official delivery), here is what I've done:
1) On my "production server", download sources from Linbit (drbd-9.0.24-1 and utils 9.0.3).
2) deploy the tar.gz files under /usr/src/package/SOURCES
3) for drbd-9.0.24-1 : go to the directory, add some lines in drbd-kernel.spec


4) make a rpmbuild -ba drbd-kernel.spec => no issue displayed, 2 rpms were created
5) for utils : go to the directory, launch ./autogen and ./configure --enable-spec
6) make a rpmbuild -ba drbd.spec => no issue, 8 rpms created

Here is the list of created RPMs:
drbd-9.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm drbd-man-ja-9.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm
drbd-bash-completion-9.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm drbd-pacemaker-9.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm
drbd-heartbeat-9.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm drbd-udev-9.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm
drbd-kernel-9.0.24-1.x86_64.rpm drbd-utils-9.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm
drbd-kmp-default-9.0.24_k4.12.14_122.63-1.x86_64.rpm drbd-xen-9.3.0-1.x86_64.rpm

So, I uploaded these rpms on my test server, created a repo for zypper and tried a zypper in drbd-kernel and zypper in drbd
During the second command, I had warning messages :

(2/6) Installing: drbd-kmp-default-9.0.24_k4.12.14_122.63-1.x86_64 [...done]
Additional rpm output:
WARNING: drbd-kmp-default-9.0.24_k4.12.14_122.63-1 does not contain any kernel modules
cat: /var/tmp/weak-modules2.veGkOx/krel-drbd-kmp-default-9.0.24_k4.12.14_122.63-1: No such file or directory
/usr/lib/module-init-tools/weak-modules2: line 89: /var/tmp/weak-modules2.veGkOx/modules-drbd-kmp-default-9.0.24_k4.12.14_122.63-1: No such file or directory
/usr/lib/module-init-tools/weak-modules2: line 488: /var/tmp/weak-modules2.veGkOx/basenames-drbd-kmp-default-9.0.24_k4.12.14_122.63-1: No such file or directory
warning: %post(drbd-kmp-default-9.0.24_k4.12.14_122.63-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

If I look at lsmod, drbd is not here, if I try a drbdadm status, I have the error :

modinfo: ERROR: Module drbd not found.
modprobe: FATAL: Module drbd not found in directory /lib/modules/4.12.14-122.60-default
Failed to modprobe drbd (No such file or directory)

When I search for drbd.ko, I found it but under another kernel :

If I try : insmod /lib/modules/4.12.14-122.63-default/updates/drbd.ko, I have an error :

insmod: ERROR: could not insert module /lib/modules/4.12.14-122.63-default/updates/drbd.ko: Unknown symbol in module

in dmesg, I saw the error drbd: Unknown symbol crc32c (err 0)

So, I miss something...


  • AndreasAndreas Senior Member

    There is a small rpmbuild howto:
    Remove step 5). => You can easily destroy your system!
    Be aware of tainted kernel:
    And you should not mix kernel modules from different kernel (sources).
    Check your rpm installation(s):

    rpm -qa |grep -i drbd

    rpm -ql drbd

    rpm -V drbd

    rpm -Va

  • FredericFrederic New or Quiet Member

    Thanks Andreas
    Not sure to understand why you suggest to remove the step 5 : without making the couple autogen/configure --enable-specs, I won't have the drbd.spec file to build the rpm.

    However, I will search a version for my current kernel to go on.

    I have another solution : compile and install directly from source for each deployment, it's less "pretty" but it works.

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