kernel headers

Archaic archaic at
Fri Sep 6 09:51:07 PDT 2002

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 11:00:29AM -0500, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> One option is to do a make config (not a yes "" | make config) && make 
> depend before copying the kernel headers. That way the kernel will be 
> configured the way the user wants it in Chapter 6 and doesn't need to be 
> repeated in Chapter 8 (If I remember, that was the major reason why the 
> entire step was eliminated). I don't know what the dependencies are for 
> doing a "make config && make depend" so the approach may not work.

make config is much harder for a newbie to get through. He can't go back
and change anything without starting over, and menuconfig requires
ncurses. I like Matthias' approach. Everytime a package expects things
where they should not be, the maintainers need to be notified.


Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of
himself.  Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

- Thomas Jefferson, in his 1801 inaugural address

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