Making All Kernel Modules

Marc Heerdink marc_heerdink at
Thu Mar 22 06:00:42 PST 2001

Paul Bullis wrote on Thu, 22 Mar 2001 01:34:08 -0600:
> I finished putting together a custom LFS system that works well with the 2.4.2
> kernel and have a question.  I would like to compile all kernel modules into
> the /lib/modules/2.4.2 directory without having to go through the whole config
> and selecting 'M' by hand.  I tried using the "yes" command as we did in the
> book, this time with an M and a few other chars, but kept running into
> problems with the questions that do not accept the 'M'.  After a night's
> search through google, metacrawler, ixquick, Linux Documentation Project,
> Dejanews, and the past mailing list archives (which answered most of my other
> questions), I am positive that my search string sucks. So if anyone has done
> this, I would appreciate any suggestions.

I guess you'll have to do this manually. It may be possible to pipe the output
of make menuconfig into a perl script, but writing a script like that takes the
same time that is needed to do it about 6 million times manually.

There is no programming language, no matter how structured,
that will prevent programmers from writing bad programs.
- L. Flon

Marc Heerdink
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