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driver installation fails of FTDI VCP driver during make install.

Running ElementaryOS with kernel 3.11.0-14-generic

make install
awk: cannot open /lib/modules/3.11.0-14-generic/build/include/linux/version.h     (No such file or directory)
awk: cannot open /lib/modules/3.11.0-14-generic/build/include/linux/version.h (No such file or directory)
install -d /lib/modules//misc
install -c ftdi.o /lib/modules//misc
install: cannot stat `ftdi.o': No such file or directory
make install

The directory exists and it has multiple files in it but no version.h.

Update: After creating a symbolic link from uapi to modules as recommended by @slm

ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /lib/modules/linux-($uname -r)/generic/build/include/linux/version.h

the awk errors disappear but the sytem still reports:

install -d /lib/modules//misc
install -c ftdi.o /lib/modules//misc
install: cannot stat `ftdi.o': No such file or directory
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I found this mentioned in this OpenSUSE forum, in a post titled: Thread: Realtek drivers fail to install, missing linux/version.h. The solution offered up in that thread was this:

With the 3.7 and greter kernel, there was a change to the uapi sources which causes issues with some older drivers which can not locate version.h

You might try:

   # ln -s /usr/src/linux-$(uname -r)/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h \
         /usr/src/linux-$(uname -r)/include/linux/
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I'll definitely try that. One problem, under /usr/src/ i have linux-headers-3.11.0-14-generic but not linux-3.11.0-14-generic from the uname -r output – Brandon Kreisel Dec 17 '13 at 5:27
i was able to use the headers and link it to the lib/modules directory but now I still get cannot stat:ftdi.o – Brandon Kreisel Dec 17 '13 at 5:57
@BrandonKreisel - please update your Q with this new error message. – slm Dec 17 '13 at 6:08
updated as requested – Brandon Kreisel Dec 17 '13 at 17:46
@BrandonKreisel: Although the system has the kernel headers installed (linux-headers-3.11.0-14-generic) it still seems to be missing the kernel sources, which should go under linux-3.11.0-14-generic. – alk Dec 17 '13 at 20:09

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