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Old 09-01-2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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Question How does "make oldconfig" work ?


I read that you can update your kernel using your preivous kernel config with the command:
"make oldconfig"

I am not sure to understand clearly.

What does this command do ?
Copy the .config from my current kernel to the new compile folder ?

And what about new options embedded in the new kernel ?

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It will use the conf file from the old kernel to compile the new kernel.
You need to copy your existing configuration and do "make oldconfig"
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