[users] dkms-ntfs will not build on CentOS 5.1

Bart Schaefer barton.schaefer at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 07:57:09 CET 2007

After updating CentOS 5 to the recent 5.1 release, dkms-ntfs failed to rebuild.

I can attach the whole log file if it's helpful.

DKMS make.log for ntfs-2.1.27-2.nodist.rf for kernel 2.6.18-53.1.4.el5 (i686)
Mon Dec  3 22:34:16 PST 2007
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-53.1.4.el5-i686'
  LD      /var/lib/dkms/ntfs/2.1.27-2.nodist.rf/build/built-in.o
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/ntfs/2.1.27-2.nodist.rf/build/aops.o
In file included from /var/lib/dkms/ntfs/2.1.27-2.nodist.rf/build/inode.h:35,
                 from /var/lib/dkms/ntfs/2.1.27-2.nodist.rf/build/aops.h:32,
                 from /var/lib/dkms/ntfs/2.1.27-2.nodist.rf/build/aops.c:33:
/var/lib/dkms/ntfs/2.1.27-2.nodist.rf/build/layout.h:145: error: expected '=', '
,', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '__ntfs_is_magic'
/var/lib/dkms/ntfs/2.1.27-2.nodist.rf/build/layout.h:151: error: expected '=', '
,', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before '__ntfs_is_magicp'

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