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Re: Removing GENERIC.local from the repository
On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 16:05:38 +0100
"Julio M. Merino Vidal" <jmmv84%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2008, at 3:56 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:54:53 +0100
> > "Julio M. Merino Vidal" <jmmv84%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> >> What I'd like to do is change all kernels that include a
> >> GENERIC.local to use cinclude instead, and then drop GENERIC.local
> >> from the CVS. The reason for this is to avoid having local
> >> modifications to files that are strictly designed to modified
> >> locally and never committed.
> > I very much agree, for an even stronger reason: I like /usr/src to
> > be read-only, so I can blow it away and recreate it, without pain.
> Me too but... in that case you cannot use GENERIC.local anyway, can
> you? Because, as far as I know, you cannot trick the system to look
> for that file in some other place...
I don't know -- I've never tried it... My config files are in ~/sys;
build.sh is happy with a full path to the kernel file.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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