Re: 2.6.11-bk10 build problems

From: Dave Hansen
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 14:59:29 EST

On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 20:49 +0100, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On popular request 'make install' no longer try to update vmlinux.
> This is to avoid errornous recompilation when installing the kernel
> as root especially when fetching kernel via nfs where path may have
> changed.

That makes sense, but it's still quite a surprise, and a serious change
in behavior from as long as I've been compiling kernels.

How about a new "make install-norebuild" or something that doesn't
change current, relied-upon behavior? Seems like the weirdos^Wusers
doing kernel fetches over nfs are probably the minority, and their small
numbers can be much more easily educated than the masses who expect
'make menuconfig; make install' to do what it's always done.

If that's too invasive, how about restoring the old behavior with a
warning to stderr for a release or two?

-- Dave

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