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Old 09-07-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
sudhirkumar
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Linux .config file what is what??


Hi, everyone...
can anyone please explain me the contents of .config file. while we compile the kernel we do make menu config (or xconfig..etc) and we get a lot of options in the menu. we have to choose them and accordingly a .config file is generated (or previous one updated). but there are so many options that i do not understand all. Can anyone plz suggest me any link or any material so that i can get a little bit expertise in that..(many details are there but i want to understand them all....)....
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sudhir Kumar
(sorry for posting at two places..but i have to get it fast...)
 
Old 09-07-2007, 11:33 AM   #2
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Take a look here for an overview:

http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...ild-HOWTO.html

Also, Linux Kernel in a Nutshell from O'Reilly Press is excellent and gives detailed explanations for all configuration options:

http://www.kroah.com/lkn/

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Take a look here for an overview:

Instead of replying to a dupe twice you could have reported it?
 
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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