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SubjectRe: Makefile gcc -o /dev/null: the dissapearing of /dev/null
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Jim Treadway <jim@stardot-tech.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Sep 2001, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
>> No. Why? Well, the Linux kernel compiles just fine while being an
>> ordianary user.

> 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 use that all the time, through the scripts in Debian's "kernel-package":
cd /usr/local/src/linux
cp /boot/config-some-recent-version .config
make oldconfig
fakeroot make-kpkg kernel_image modules_image
dpkg -i ../kernel-image...deb ../alsa-modules-...deb

I find this quite comfortable: I always know where to find old configs, have
a matching System.map installed, can clean up old kernels and modules easily
etc.

Ray
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What is this talk of software 'releases'? Klingons do not 'release'
software; our software ESCAPES, leaving a bloody trail of designers and
quality assurance people in its wake!

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