Bug 7236

Summary: Problem with Reference Guide, section 2.8.1
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: d_ellis
Component: kernelAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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Description d_ellis 1999-11-22 21:38:18 UTC
In section 2.8.1 of the Reference Guide (page 39,
RefGuide(EN)-3.0-Print-RHI (09/99)) you state that you can use a .config
file previously generated to build a kernel.

In Redhat 6.1
	Install a fresh Redhat 6.1 on a server
	Copy a .config file into /usr/src/linux from an identical server 		Run
make dep, make clean, and then make boot, you get an error.

This worked in Redhat 5.2.

If you run make xconfig and use "Load Configuration from File", it works
correctly.

The Reference Guide needs to be updated.

Comment 1 Chris Siebenmann 1999-11-22 22:52:59 UTC
A .config file needs to be processed by the kernel configuration
process before it can really be used (this is confusing, but that's
an issue for the kernel people). The simplest method to do this is
probably 'make oldconfig' once you've put the .config file into place.

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:20:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford