Re: kbuild 2.5 release 2.4

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Sat May 04 2002 - 07:00:19 EST

On Sat, 4 May 2002 13:39:54 +0200,
tomas szepe <> wrote:
>> >Duh... I failed to demonstrate the real problem: kbuild-2.5's mrproper
>> >also erases *non-zero-size* files in the object tree:
>> With a separate object tree, everything in the object directory is
>> generated by kbuild. make mrproper deletes everything.
>Suppose I have scripts to automate kernel building in that dir?

Scripts go in the source tree, not the object tree. Or better still,
completely outside the kernel source and object tree structure.

>Or even worse, suppose $KBUILD_OBJTREE gets reset to some weird
>value by accident and my whole home dir goes bye bye upon make

Suppose cp gets aliased to rm -rf / by accident and my entire system
goes bye bye upon cp?

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