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Old 07-20-2005, 01:50 AM   #1
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compiling linux question

basic question here.

Why do many tutorials on how to compile the linux kernel ask for you to be in the /usr/src/linux directory insead of the /usr/src/linux-xxx directory. I understand that /usr/src/linux is a symbolic link to whatever version of the kernel you have installed. However, why should run the make and make install commands in that directory????
Old 07-20-2005, 02:07 AM   #2
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Basic answer, so that the original make file creator didn't have to worry so much about version numbers.


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