Re: Miscellaneous compile problems in 2.1.31 - repost and additions
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 10:20:02 -0400

On Wed, 9 Apr 1997, Bernhard Kaindl wrote:

> No, oldconfig only don't asks questions for parameters which you already
> have in your .config.
> FYI, you can check the behavor before and after appying the attached
> patch,
> which directs make config, oldconfig menuconfig and xconfig to
> ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ --- ^^^^^^^
> use the values from the defconfig file if a bool-, tristate-, or
> dep_tristate-option is to be configured.
> Please mail me your comments.

I am going to have to try this.

One more thing I would like would be a tag for the .config that would
indicate if something is boolean, tristate, or other, i.e.

CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y #tristate ... or #(n/y/m)

I try to build everything as modules, and sometimes something I have Y can
become M and it is hard to find. Since I now have initrd/romfs, the only
modules that aren't are the ramdisk and the romfs drivers. I could grep
for "[yn] #tri" to find new ones.

Earlier I adjusted lots of things to make it upper/lower case depending on
whether it could be modular.
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