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Old 04-06-2012, 06:33 AM   #16
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I see that you are fetching an untouched source of the Linux kernel (linux-stable) and thus avoiding to run of "make mrproper". I am obtaining my source through slackpkg and therefore need to run "make mrproper" . I would be grateful if somebody explains what is the difference between the two sources. Thanks

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #17
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Not really avoiding a make mrproper, but the "git clean" does a similar job. I probably ought to be doing a "make distclean" before that cp step to be absolutely sure nothing slips through, but so far I've not had a problem skipping that step and I'm just being lazy and relying on git being in a clean state..

The slackware packaged kernel source tree appears to already contain a .config so it's not entirely clean. Which explains why you're having permission problems when running the make mrproper as a non-root user. If you want to clean up the slackware shipped sources then you're going to have to do it as root.
Old 04-06-2012, 08:48 AM   #18
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Ahh I see, thanks.


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