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SubjectRe: Linux 2.5.59
On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Anders Gustafsson wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 10:12:23PM -0600, Kai Germaschewski wrote:
> > > ./scripts/kconfig/mconf arch/i386/Kconfig
> > > arch/i386/Kconfig:1185: can't open file "drivers/eisa/Kconfig"
> > > make: *** [menuconfig] Error 1
> >
> > bk -r get -q
> >
> > or just
> >
> > bk get drivers/eisa
> >
> > in this case. I guess this is becoming a FAQ.
>
> It would be cool if the the Makefile let make knew about these dependencies
> so they would be checked out automagically.

Unfortunately, the Makefile doesn't really know about the Kconfig files,
the "source drivers/whatever/Kconfig" commands are in Kconfig, and
duplicating them into the Makefile would be rather error-prone.

Even if that was done, the Makefiles also cannot know about e.g. headers
included into C files, so it'd die at that point. At some point I hacked a
LD_PRELOAD library which would try to exec a "get" when open(2) fails,
which fixes gcc, kconfig and whatnotsoever. I suppose a better solution is
"checkout: get", though.

--Kai


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