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Old 02-23-2002, 12:49 AM   #1
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Compiling Linux Source


Ok......I'm using MD 8.1, doing the regular install the linux src is not loaded in the src directory. I had to load it from the cd.

My question is....when you do a configuration is it defaulted to what u have running already (ie. ReiserFS instead of the defaulted Linux install) or is it defaulted for the basic computer config.
 
Old 02-23-2002, 02:09 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about all distros, but most packaged kernel sources that are installed with the distro are configured for the "default" kernel that gets installed. The configuration is in /usr/src/linux/.config. All of the "make config" (xconfig, menuconfig, etc.) use the .config to set up with. No .config, start from scratch. SuSE for one, provides a "make cloneconfig" which will take the config from the running kernel. They do it by putting the kernel config in /proc/config.gz. Other distros may do it differently. Look at the Makefile for the different config tags.
 
Old 02-23-2002, 03:50 AM   #3
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To supplement what Malicious said, no one else does that trick like SuSe, but that's pretty nifty... I'm glad I'm downloading the Suse 7.3 Sparc ISO right now.

Also, I think that the default kernel source install is going to have all of the compiled source present, therefore you will have to run a make clean in order to have everything come out right. If you 'make mrpropper', it will wipe your config file. You can always save this config file elsewhere and then move it back.

The other pain about a mandrake kernel re-compile is that Mandy uses the alsa sound modules, therefore you'll have to recompile alsa again after the kernel compile in order to get sound back. They're in /usr/src/linux with the rest of it, but don't get compiled with the kernel.

Why, offhand, are you re-compiling the kernel?

Cheers

Finegan
 
Old 02-23-2002, 09:24 AM   #4
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Why, offhand, are you re-compiling the kernel?

Cheers

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It was something that ran across my mind while I was installing fluxbox..
 
  


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