Re: 2.0.33 -- misc. Alpha troubles

Michael Elizabeth Chastain (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 14:11:51 -0600

Hi Chris,

> 3) make menuconfig is very broken, especially with regards to Alpha model
> selection. I notice a fix for this has appeared in the pre2.1.89 patches
> -- perhaps a candidate for 2.0.33 backport since segfaults in a menu
> config system are not good...

Yes. In fact the exact same patch works on 2.0.33. Would you please
try this patch out:


To apply this patch, change the current directory to scripts/lxdialog
first and then patch.

Alexander Lukyanov wrote this patch, and It Works For Me (TM). If it
works for you, then I will submit to to Alan Cox and ask him to include
it in 2.0.34.

> 4) make menuconfig is further broken: on the initial run it does not set
> CONFIG_PCI even though sets it for my model of alpha (LX164!).
> This caused headache until I used just plain "make config" which appeared
> to get things perfect.

I think I know what this is. It sounds like a bug in define_bool that
I already fixed in 2.1.XX. I'll backport my patch and publish it shortly.


Michael Chastain
"love without fear"

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