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Old 10-03-2003, 08:21 PM   #1
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Question make config


I am reading "Running Linux" by o'Reilly. I am trying to build my kernal more efficiently. When I type in the command "make config" like the book says to, I get an error that reads:
make: ***no rule to make target "config". Stop.


What does this mean?? What am I doing wrong??

By the way, I am running RedHat 9

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Old 10-03-2003, 08:32 PM   #2
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Shouldn't it be make menuconfig or make xconfig ?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:52 PM   #3
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I get the same response with both of those

make menuconfig:
make: ***no rule to make target "menuconfig". Stop.

make xconfig:
make: ***no rule to make target "xconfig". Stop.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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Do you have to be in a specific directory when you run the command??

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Old 10-03-2003, 08:57 PM   #5
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nevermind, I just read the paragraph below explaining that I needed to be in a specific directory. Sorry, I get frustrated eaisly.

Thanks for you time though,
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Old 10-03-2003, 09:04 PM   #6
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Are you executing this from your sources directory? What the error is telling you is that it isn't finding a makefile.

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Old 10-03-2003, 09:06 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Poorman
nevermind, I just read the paragraph below explaining that I needed to be in a specific directory. Sorry, I get frustrated eaisly.
You chimed in while I was writing. One thing to keep in mind when using Running Linux is to read the whole procedure (several times in most cases) before you touch the keyboard.

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