Re: CML2 1.3.1, aka "I stick my neck out a mile..."

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 14:25:36 EST

Peter Samuelson <>:
> [esr]
> > Besides, right now the configurator has a simple invariant. It will
> > only accept consistent configurations
> So you are saying that the old 'vi .config; make oldconfig' trick is
> officially unsupported? That's too bad, it was quite handy.

Depends on how you define `unsupported'. Make oldconfig will tell you
exactly and unambiguously what was wrong with the configuration. I think
if you're hard-core enough to vi your config, you're hard-core enough to
interpret and act on

    This configuration violates the following constraints:
    (X86 and SMP==y) implies RTC!=n

without needing some wussy GUI holding your hand :-).

		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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