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SubjectRe: [PATCH -next 2/2] kbuild: fix for updated LZ4 tool with the new streaming format
On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 11:32:39AM +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> No, this is already too late: the given .config *is* already broken and
> unbuildable.

Yes, and we don't build it because we fail the build.

> That does not work in two cases:
> - older distros that do not have the tool packaged

This point is moot - distro kernels are built by the distro people.

> - automatic test-harness that run thousands of randconfig a day

randconfigs are not guaranteed to build successfully.

> The idea is to be always have a .config that is buildable with the
> current toolset of the system, especially for esoteric and/or recent
> tools that are not packaged and/or installed by default by the
> distros.

How are you going to tell the user running make <something>config to
install the missing tools?


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