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SubjectRe: LKCD from SGI
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On Sat, 25 Nov 2000 14:18:30 +0100, 
"J . A . Magallon" <jamagallon@able.es> wrote:
>On Sat, 25 Nov 2000 02:58:37 Keith Owens wrote:
>> 2.5 kernel build wish list[1] has a couple of entries for standardising
>> the install targets. My thinking (and I know that some people disagree
>> with this) is that the standard targets of a linux compile are only
>>
>> * vmlinux
>> * System.map
>> * modules in the kernel tree (not installed yet)
>> * any other bits and pieces that are required to compile external
>> modules against this config.
>
>Could the default target install names int the std kernel be changed to
>System.map -> System.map-$(KERNELRELEASE)
>vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-$(KERNELRELEASE)
>and then symlink to that ?

We could do a lot of things in the install targets. But none of them
are going to be done before kernel 2.5. We are in code freeze (is this
freeze number 4 or 5?). Changing the install method just before a new
kernel branch is released will not be popular with the distributors.

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