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SubjectRe: Linux 2.5.59
On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Kai Germaschewski wrote:
> 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.

What about learning `make depend' a bit Kconfig syntax?

> 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.

Isn't all of this in .depend?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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