[Dxspider-support] AX25 setup help / can't compile ax25-tools

Bob Nielsen nielsen at oz.net
Tue May 15 17:54:21 CEST 2007

On May 15, 2007, at 5:38 AM, Mike McCarthy, W1NR wrote:

> Dale Harwood wrote:
>> I am in the process of upgrading everything here and getting rf  
>> support
>> back on the cluster (after loosing my main cluster box a few months
>> back)
>> I am using centos5 (rhel5) and a kernel version
>> The only thing that I can not get to compile is ax25-tools.  
>> Following is
>> a sniplet of the failing area of the compile.
>> snip^
>>   -DAX25_LOCALSTATEDIR=\""/usr/local/var/ax25/"\"     -g -O2 -Wall -c
>> sethdlc.c
>> In file included from sethdlc.c:46:
>> hdrvcomm.h:45:30: error: linux/soundmodem.h: No such file or  
>> directory
>> In file included from sethdlc.c:46:
> Dale,
>    Soundmodem was removed from the 2.6 kernel.  No one has taken up  
> the
> ball on updating the tools distribution and fix this error.  The  
> easiest
> thing to do is manually edit the makefile (after .config, etc.) and
> remove the building of sethdlc.  Of course, if you need to use a sound
> card as a TNC you have a problem.
>    Another alternative is to run openSUSE 10.2, which has the AX25
> kernel stuff built in (no need to recompile kernels).  The AX25  
> packages
> are also available pre-compiled as an "install source".  This is  
> what I
> have been running for several years (Since SUSE 8.0).  I find it much
> easier to configure and set up and I've tried just about every other
> distro out there.
> Mike, W1NR

When soundmodem was removed from the kernel, it was replaced by a  
user-mode soundmodem program.  This is available pre-packaged in many  
distributions and the source is available at <http://www.baycom.org/ 

73, Bob N7XY

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