Subject: Re: New target in Makefile? build-kernel ?
To: Tomasz Luchowski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Erik Anggard <email@example.com>
Date: 08/09/2002 13:21:55
Tomasz Luchowski wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 11:04:13AM +0200, Dawid Szymański wrote:
>>What do you think about this patch?
>>Would be nice to:
>>1. make it possible to:
>>make kernel-build conf=GENERIC
>>(depends on environment it can be done out-off src tree)
>Ew, it looks so FreeBSDy. I don't support this idea. Say, someone misconfigures
>his kernel config file. He edits it over and over. It'd be wiser to make him
>"config" it until he gets this right, then let him "make" the kernel, instead of
>repeating the "kernel-build" all the time.
>Just my humble opinion, I may well exagerate.
Yes, it does look a lot like FreeBSD so if this is to be added why not
use the same naming as FreeBSD so that people that use both won't get
confused? FreeBSD uses this naming:
make buildkernel KERNCONF=MYCONF
make installkernel KERNCONF=MYCONF
(And if KERNCONF is not specified GENERIC will be used.)