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    SubjectRe: Linux FSCP (Frequently Submitted Compilation Problems)? (was: Re: Loop.c File !!!!)
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    "Richard Gooch" <rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca> wrote in message
    news:cistron.200111230116.fAN1G8p04152@vindaloo.ras.ucalgary.ca...
    > Andreas Dilger writes:
    > > On Nov 23, 2001 11:03 +1100, Stuart Young wrote:
    > > > >Something along the lines of 'Your kernel failed to build. Check
    > > > >www.where-ever-the-buglist-is.org for known issues with your kernel. Post
    > > > >your problem on the kernel list if this is not a FRB'. Is this something
    > > > >that can be done easily?
    > > >
    > > > At the bottom of the file, have ANOTHER link to a generic FAQ about
    > > > compilation problems (which covers all the major things like forgetting to
    > > > install an assembler, the broken old build stuff, 'make dep' before
    > > > compiling modules, etc). The FAQ could be on the kernel mirrors as well
    > > > (and I don't see why not, as this is all kernel related, and definitely a
    > > > resource that needs to be in more than one place).
    > >
    > > Yes!!!! Anything to reduce the number of repeat problems reported
    > > is good in my books. It might also hold a pointer to Linus' (or
    > > Marcello's) -pre patch area, with a warning that they are not for
    > > everyone.
    >
    > Well, the FAQ is supposed to answer these questions. There's a whole
    > section on compile problems. Do we need another FAQ?
    >

    No, we do not need another FAQ. But we could certainly use a few more *pointers*
    to the existing ones.

    Rob




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