Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56957
Bad Config.in in kernel-source-2.4.9-13
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
I installed kernel-source-2.4.9-13 and opened the 'Linux Kernel
Configurator' from the KDE (I am using the latest version: 2.2.2) control
center (after having made a symbolic link from /usr/src/linux to
/usr/src/linux-2.4.9-13 since this is where the kernel configurator looks).
Immediately, the kernel configuration tool came up with this message:
The kernel configuration could not be read due to the following error
/usr/src/linux/drivers/hotplug/Config.in, line 4
mainmenu_option next_commnet # THE WORD next_commnet WAS IN RED
So I went ahead and replaced that line with 'next_comment' instead of
'next_commnet', and the kernel configurator was happy.
- there is a bug in line 4 of this Config.in that needs to be fixed
- KDE kernel configurator is good for you since it ACTUALLY CHECKS the
validity of kernel config parameters before you actually compile them
(thank you KDE, this thing rocks). I have no idea how it actually checks
the parameters in config.in files, and would be interested to find out.
- 'make xconfig' does not check this, it would be a good thing that it does.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.start KDE control center (I am using the 2.2.2, but the default RedHat
7.2 should giv the same behaviour)
3.click on Linux Kernel Configurator (under System)
Actual Results: Error message
Expected Results: It should work