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SubjectRe: 2.5 'what to expect' document.
On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 08:31:44PM +0100, Dave Jones wrote:

> Kernel build system.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> - make xconfig now requires the qt libraries.
- An alternative that uses gtk exitst, named 'make gconfig'

> - Try "make KBUILD_VERBOSE=0 <whatever target>". If you like it,
> put KBUILD_VERBOSE=0 into your environment.
You could mention the much shorter "make V=0" version.

"make help" provides a list of typical targets, including debugging targets such as allnoconfig etc.

> - "make kernel/mm.o" will build the named file, provided a
> corresponding source exists. This also works for (non-composite)
> modules.
IIRC this is broken for modules at present.

"make kernel/" will compile all files in a subdirectory and below.


> - There is no need to run 'make dep' at any stage

"make dep" is actually deprecated and for no use since one or
two months ago.


> - The bdflush() syscall is now officially deprecated. The syscall
> does nothing, and prints a stern warning to users. The functionality
> is replaced by the pdflush deamons.
Can I safely delete /sbin/update from my initscripts then?

Sam
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