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SubjectRe: Linux FSCP (Frequently Submitted Compilation Problems)? (was: Re: Loop.c File !!!!)
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?

However, I could easily upload the FAQ to kernel.org at the same time
as I upload to tux.org, since I've already got an area there. Would
this be useful? If so, then perhaps Linus could put in a symbolic link
so that ftp.kernel.org:/pub/linux/kernel/faq.html points to:
"people/rgooch/faq.html", so that it's visible from the top level.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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