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Uttered "Catalin Marinas" <c_marinas@yahoo.com>, spoke thus:

> On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Daniel A. Newby wrote:
>
> > > Btw.. Does GPL require them to give me the .config file?
> >
> > definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and
> > installation of the executable."
> >
> > IMHO, .config is a "script used to control compilation".
>
> I think (though I might be wrong) this is not considered a "script used to
> control compilation" in GPL acception, even if it does this. It is not
> included in the kernel sources, it is generated by other scripts
> (kconfig.tk for example, which is also generated). This is like, for
> example, intermediar .s files generated from .c ones. Nobody would bother
> to include this in the sources.

I can justify the opposite view: ".config" _IS_ a "script used to control
compilation": just look at how it's used. The "Makefile" (that is shipped with
the sources) does an "include .config" to incorporate the contents of ".config"
into the compilation process, so IMHO it easily qualifies. If fact, some
distributions ;-) include the ".config" files as a matter of course.

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