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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/7] README update from the stone age
On Tue, 20 Sep 2005, Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso wrote:

> We have no options which the user can set in the Makefile. Only the
> EXTRAVERSION, which is also useful in place of the "backup modules"
> suggestion.
>
> Hey! Can anybody tell me when we last had configuration options in the top
> Makefile? Please?
>
> Signed-off-by: Paolo 'Blaisorblade' Giarrusso <blaisorblade@yahoo.it>
> ---
>
> README | 9 ++++++---
> 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/README b/README
> --- a/README
> +++ b/README
> @@ -149,6 +149,9 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
> "make gconfig" X windows (Gtk) based configuration tool.
> "make oldconfig" Default all questions based on the contents of
> your existing ./.config file.
> + "make silentoldconfig"
> + Like above, but avoids cluttering the screen
> + with question already answered.
questions

>
> NOTES on "make config":
> - having unnecessary drivers will make the kernel bigger, and can
> @@ -169,9 +172,6 @@ CONFIGURING the kernel:
> should probably answer 'n' to the questions for
> "development", "experimental", or "debugging" features.
>
> - - Check the top Makefile for further site-dependent configuration
> - (default SVGA mode etc).
> -
> COMPILING the kernel:
>
> - Make sure you have gcc 2.95.3 available.
> @@ -199,6 +199,9 @@ COMPILING the kernel:
> are installing a new kernel with the same version number as your
> working kernel, make a backup of your modules directory before you
> do a "make modules_install".
> + In alternative, before compiling, edit your Makefile and change the
Alternatively,

> + "EXTRAVERSION" line - its content is appended to the regular kernel
> + version.
Or consider using CONFIG_LOCALVERSION, which can be set by
using the "make *config" tools in the "General Setup" menu.

>
> - In order to boot your new kernel, you'll need to copy the kernel
> image (e.g. .../linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage after compilation)

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~Randy
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