[SATLUG] Stupid Question o' The Day...
joe at sirfsup.com
Sun Aug 4 22:14:01 CDT 2002
On Sun, Aug 04, 2002 at 06:17:49PM -0500, Al Castanoli wrote:
> Joshua Davis kd5lsx at earthlink.net wrote:
> : [copy source and make symlink; now working in /usr/src/linux]
> : `make menuconfig'
> : [do config stuff ;-)]
> : `make dep'
> : `make clean'
> : `make bzImage'
> : [wait]
> [moves files around, but the damage is already done]
> Running a make clean before the make bzImage produces a default kernel as
> specified by whatever the default configuration was for whatever machine
> was used to generate the default install.
> Since you'd already done a make dep then the dependencies were set to the
> choices you made during menuconfig rather than to a default install before
> you did a make clean and blew away all your configuration changes and that
> won't work.
`make mrproper' will do a more extensive `clean'ing. It is sometimes
necessary; you may wish to do it at every patch. `make mrproper' will
also delete your configuration file, so you might want to make a
backup of it (.config) if you see it as valuable.
make clean will leave the .config in /usr/src/linux intact
> Try leaving out the make clean and see if it works. I'd also recommend
> you do a make modules and make modules_install before you reboot. These
> and several other mysteries are conveniently hidden in the kernel HOWTO -
> it's long and tedious to read, but like the Bat Book is to sendmail, it's
> The Friendly Manual.
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