xconfig and menuconfig no longer work

From: Anthony Campbell (ac@acampbell.org.uk)
Date: Mon Aug 05 2002 - 04:51:57 EST

I've suddenly encountered problems with "make menuconfig" and "make
xconfig". These always worked perfectly previously on 2.4.18. I now get it on
2.4.18 and 2.4.19.

Now, "make menuconfig" gives a message saying:

        Menuconfig has encountered a possible error in one of the
        kernel's configuration files and is unable to continue. Here is
        the error report: [there is no report]

And "make xconfig" fails with the message:

        .tkparse: Permission denied

This happens even as root.

To make matters even more puzzling, these problems occur only on my
laptop; both work on my desktop. Both machines are running Debian

Any suggestions gratefully received; please reply by email as I am not
on the list at present.


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