Subject: A note about kernel builds
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charles M. Hannum <email@example.com>
Date: 12/11/1994 09:21:10
Since this just bit someone I know, I thought I'd mention it...
If you notice some lossage in the kernel, especially the more serious
it is, you should always do a `make clean; make' in your kernel
compile directory and try a completely fresh build before you report
There are a few common reasons things might break, which are beyond
1) SUP backdates files, which can confuse make(1). (You might want to
turn this off, though I think currently you have to modify the SUP
source to do it.)
2) Dependencies change over time, or you might not have even run `make
3) The phase of the moon is wrong. B-)
This will help avoid us wasting time trying to track down a problem
that's really due to building with inconsistent sources.