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Description of problem:
/usr/src/linux-2.4/.config is easy to delete with an errant make mrproper. It is
tedious to recreate this file and unnecessary when building a custom kernel.
The guide should therefore include this information:
A2, Steps 3-4: Add the following:
The .config file also exists in /boot and can be copied into /usr/src/linux-2.4
after make mrproper has been executed. Then run make xconfig, select 'Load
configuration from file', choose the newly copied .config file, save and exit.
The proceed normally with make dep. (step 5)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Accidentally delete .config file from /usr/src/linux-2.4 with make mrproper
2. Read Customization Guide
Actual Results: The guide does not address the issue.
Expected Results: The guide would address this issue.
make xconfig appears to be broken in this regard. When loading a .config file
with make xconfig, make bzImage later fails with:
> fs/fs.o: In function `mnt_init':
> fs/fs.o(.text.init+0x94c): undefined reference to `init_rootfs'
make oldconfig works fine though...
Changing owner to new owner
Thanks for your comments in this matter! For the upcoming release of
the RHEL4 SAG, the Documentation team is following the lead of Red Hat
Global Support Services, that state that custom built kernels are not
officially supported by Red Hat, and therefore cannot be officially
Although official Red Hat documentation will no longer have this
information, the Red Hat KBASE system will tentatively continue having
it, as well as other Fedora-related documentation websites.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly, or in this bug! :-)