[etherlab-users] Etherlab Prerequisites

Florian Pose fp at igh-essen.com
Fri Apr 17 11:50:30 CEST 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 11:41:29AM +0200, Viktor Rees wrote:
> I mangaged to get RTAI 3.7 installed on Suse 11.0 (Kernel 
> When trying to install etherlab I got following error:
> mylinux:/opt/etherlab/etherlab-1.2-rc5 # ./configure
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
> checking for gawk... gawk
> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
> checking RTAI path... /usr/realtime
> checking Linux kernel path... /usr/src/linux
> checking IPIPE configured in kernel... yes
> checking EtherCAT path... configure: error: No installed EtherCAT found in
> //opt/etherlab
> As documented in the etherlab manual (Chapter: 3.1 Prerequisites) the
> EtherCAT Master should be an optional dependency:
> ". optional: EtherCAT master 1.4, if the Simulink EtherCAT blocks shall be
> used. See http://etherlab.org/en/ethercat
> <http://service.gmx.net/de/cgi/derefer?TYPE=3&DEST=http%3A%2F%2Fetherlab.org
> %2Fen%2Fethercat> ."
> 1.) Where is my problem? Is EtherCat Master an optional dependency to
> Etherlab?

Yes, but it is switched on by default. Use --disable-ethercat when

> 2.) Unfortunaetly I wasn't successful to install EtherCat Master 1.4.0:
> I found out that the problem is a missing 8139too driver for my kernel in
> the devices subdir:

The 2.6.25 version of the driver is currently part of the development
version 1.5. You can use that one just by copying the file.

Best regards,
Florian Pose


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