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Old 06-12-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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Stupid question but what is .configure

I've been reading about compiling a kernel and it refers frequently to a .configure file. I have downloaded and unpacked the sources, but the only configure I can find is a symlink in the /boot directory called configure. This points to config-ide-2.4.31. Is this what they are referring to or is it another configure file in another directory?
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Kernel source does not have a configure file.

If you download a source tarball of many applications, it may have a configure script. This script analyses your system and produces a Makefile based on what it finds.

For kernel source, there is a .config file. This is the file that you produce when you run "make xconfig".
This file determines which modules you want included when you compile the kernel, plus other capabilities that are not modules.


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