Re: [PATCH] Re: 2.4.6p6: dep_{bool,tristate} $CONFIG_ARCH_xxx bugs

From: Adam J. Richter (
Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 21:25:11 EST

        Does anyone know if there is any code that would break if
we put quotation marks around the $CONFIG_xxxx references in the
dep_xxx commands in all of the files? In other words,
change all commands of the form

dep_tristate CONFIG_FOO 'Foo on x86/pci machines' $CONFIG_PCI $CONFIG_X86


dep_tristate CONFIG_FOO 'Foo on x86/pci machines' "$CONFIG_PCI" "$CONFIG_X86"

      Then, we could change dep_{bool,tristate} to only treat "" as "n",
in its dependency parameters without effecting how undefined variables
are treated elsewhere. For example, CONFIG_FOO being undefined would
still cause "make oldconfig" to treat it as "NEW" and ask the user
about it.

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