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SubjectRe: [kbuild-devel] Brown-paper-bag bug in m68k, sparc, and sparc64 config files
On Sat, 19 May 2001, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> This bug unconditionally disables a configuration question -- and it's
> so old that it has propagated across three port files, without either
> of the people who did the cut and paste for the latter two noticing it.

in fact it was originally in i386 too. I noticed and fixed it,
didn't even think about the other archs.

> This sort of thing would never ship in CML2, because the compiler
> would throw an undefined-symbol warning on BLK_DEV_ST. The temptation
> to engage in sarcastic commentary at the expense of people who still
> think CML2 is an unnecessary pain in the butt is great. But I will

Most of these people don't seem to have been subscribed to kbuild-devel
anyway, and missed most of the commentary over the past months.

> - if [ "$CONFIG_BLK_DEV_ST" != "n" ]; then
> + if [ "$CONFIG_CHR_DEV_ST" != "n" ]; then


"A reasonable probability is the only certainty."
- E. W. Howe

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