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SubjectRe: opening a bzImage?
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Catalin Marinas <c_marinas@yahoo.com> said:
> 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.

If you go "make install modules modules_install" it will use that file to
control exactly what is built and installed, and so (IMO, IANAL) it does
influence the resulting binary more than enough so that it has to be
considered a "source file" for that particular binary. That you can come up
with your own shouldn't make a difference (I can write, say, emacs' source
too given sufficient time ;-)
--
Horst von Brand http://counter.li.org # 22616
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