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SubjectRe: Aunt Tillie builds a kernel (was Re: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution)
On Tue, 15 Jan 2002 arjanv@redhat.com wrote:

[...]
> > and no
> > way to actually use them to modify the kernel. I spent hours, putting
> > them in order, based upon the time/date stamp within the files, not
> > the file time which was something more or less random. I made a script
> > and tried, over a period of weeks, to patch the supplied kernel with
> > the supplied patches. Forget it. If anything in this universe is truly
> > impossible, then making a Red Hat distribution kernel from the provided
> > tools, patches, and sources is a definitive example.
>
> Ok now you offend me. I spent quite a bit of time making the .spec file easy
> to read, AND we provide a convenient kernel-source rpm which installs
> /usr/src/linux (for RHL7.0) or /usr/src/linux-2.4 for 2.4 kernels (7.1/7.2)
> which contains the full source AND all configs we used. AND if you type
> "make oldconfig" it picks the one you are currently running. Heck I even put
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
that one I didn't know, I've always done a manual cp from configs/*.
Thanks for the hint. B-) (And for the good job)

> Greetings,
> Arjan van de Ven
> Red Hat Linux kernel maintainer
>

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