Re: Every Make option ends in error.

From: J . A . Magallon (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 19:11:51 EST

On 02.02 Ken Moffat wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I guess I'm doing something stupid, so please can somebody point it out
> and put me out of my misery ?
> Copied a plain 2.4.0 tree to a new directory, patched it to 2.4.1 without
> any errors. Then I realised it had all the object files from my last
> compile, so I thought "make mrproper" was called for. It did a little,
> then

Do a 'cp -a linux-2.4.0 linux-2.4.1', and symlinks (asm...) will not be

Or even better, if you are going to patch, do a 'cp -rl', and your new
tree will not waste almost any space (hard-links all the files, so space
only is duplicated when patch changes some file - and if you remove the
old kernel tree, the space just goes to the new).

J.A. Magallon                                                      $> cd pub                                          $> more beer

Linux werewolf 2.4.1-ac1 #2 SMP Fri Feb 2 00:19:04 CET 2001 i686

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