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SubjectRe: Makefile gcc -o /dev/null: the dissapearing of /dev/null
On Sun, 30 Sep 2001, Olaf Titz wrote:

> > So then you can no longer 'make modules && make modules_install', or you
> > have to cp or chown /usr/src/linux on a fresh install to compile your
> > kernel? Doesn't sound pleasant to me.
>
> I just do "MakeDist -a" as user and untar the result as root. Script
> appended.

[SNIPPED]

Thanks :) but my "complaint" was really that it was suggested that
compiling the kernel (or rather, evaluating certain Makefile variables)
as root was akin to crossing a busy freeway blindfolded or something.

This all goes back to a disappearing "/dev/null" which apparently may have
been an isolated incident.


Jim

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