Re: [kbuild-devel] linux kernel conf 0.6

From: Roman Zippel (
Date: Sun Sep 22 2002 - 18:07:36 EST


On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, Kai Germaschewski wrote:

> > One cosmetic thing I mentioned to Roman, needs to be changed
> > to something better, like or build.conf or somesuch.
> I agree. (But I'm not particularly good at coming up with names ;)
> build.conf is maybe not too bad considering that there may be a day where
> it is extended to support "<driver>.conf" as well.

Maybe it should start with a capital letter like Makefile/, so
it's at the top of a directory listing.

> I intentionally only printed a message and errored out in this case, and I
> think that's more useful, particularly for people doing
> make all 2>&1 > make.log
> which now may take forever waiting for input.

You should have tried this first :) :

$ make | cat
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/roman/src/linux-lkc/scripts'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/roman/src/linux-lkc/scripts'
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/roman/src/lc'
make[1]: `conf' is up to date.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/roman/src/lc'
./scripts/lkc/conf -s arch/i386/
# using defaults found in .config
* Restart config...
Enable loadable module support (MODULES) [Y/n/?] y
  Set version information on all module symbols (MODVERSIONS) [N/y/?] (NEW) aborted!

Console input/output is redirected. Run 'make oldconfig' to update configuration.

make: *** [include/linux/autoconf.h] Error 1

bye, Roman

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