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SubjectRe: bogous binfmt_misc patch in 2.2.0-pre1
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> According to Alan Cox:
> > Michael Chastain and others have been talking about this - there is a possible
> > 'solution' for 2.3.x - which is to add a
> >
> > requires CONFIG_something CONFIG_somethingelse
> >
> > at the end of the scripts.
>
> That may not be enough. You should consider allowing full boolean
> expressions, and/or allowing pseudo-config variables that are implied
> by others. I'm thinking of Debian's packag dependencies as a model.

You do. The test patch ends up forcing you to make oldconfig and go around and
fix stuff. The problem is deep and fundamental - you have to say what you
need not what you want. In effect configuration is upside down - and I suspect
it'll stay that way for 2.2.

Alan




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