Subject: Re: config just reports errors
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Julian Bean <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/03/1996 08:51:07
At 11:02 pm 2/4/96, Michael L. VanLoon -- wrote:
>>>I have the version 1.1 distribution of everything except the kernel, which
>>>I use either GERERIC#5 or ADBTEST.132 on a serial console as I'm using a
>>>Classic II.  I downloaded the source for sys (sys.tar.gz) from
>>> on the 26/3/96 and the ABDTEST.132 patch kit.  However,
>>>every time config sees a '|' in the sys/conf/files files, it gives a syntax
>>>error.  I noticed that there was a files.oldcfig (or something like that)
>>>that used an "optional" syntax, so tried that as my files file, but I still
>>>got syntax errors.  I removed all the '|' options and got a different set
>>>of syntax errors.  As far as I know, I followed all the instructions on
>>>both the ABDTEST patch and build a hernel how-tos.  Is there a problem with
>>>versions here?
>>I have noticed exactly the same thing - config doesn't like the new logical
>>or syntax (it is new, isn't it?).  I thought it must be that my config
>>binary was out of sync, so I re-compiled that, but no joy.
>Did you rebuild config?  That is the first thing you should try if
>you're getting kernel config problems (that you know aren't your own
>fault :-).

Yes, that's what I said, isn't it...  of course I did.

>In this case that would be especially applicable, since I've seen
>several commit messages fly by that specifically mention updates to
>config syntax.

I saw them too.

My sup mirror sometime hangs about a day or two behind, so
I'll try again this evening.


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