Subject: Re: config & vice config.old & config
To: der Mouse <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/1995 00:50:31
> Or such is my understanding: that you cannot use on a kernel
> designed to be configured with config, and vice versa.  If I'm wrong,
> I'm sure someone who does know the truth will cheerfully correct me!

that's right.

> If this is so, then, config is "being phased out" only in the sense
> that more and more ports are being converted to, and new
> ports should probably use it.

No, it's being phased out in the sense that port maintainers for ports
that use 'config' are _strongly_ encouraged to convert their ports to
'', and _no_ new ports that use 'config' are being allowed
into the source tree.

As it is now, there are only two ports (hp300 and pmax) that _don't_
use, and there are plans to convert the pmax.  Once the
pmax is converted (or perhaps earlier), will be renamed to
config, and config will be renamed to config.old.