On Mon, Oct 19, 1998 at 11:51:58PM +0100, Matt Foster wrote:
> drivers/video/video.a: could not read symbols: Archive has no index; run
> ranlib to add one
> make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
> Doubtless something dumb, but can someone point me in the right direction?
This typically happens for archives generated using the wrong ar archiver,
that is for example the i386-linux-ar. It may also be cause by a corrupt
archive (try to remove drivers/video/video.a and re-make) or in some
cases even zero-length archives.