Bug 56957 - Bad Config.in in kernel-source-2.4.9-13
Summary: Bad Config.in in kernel-source-2.4.9-13
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-01 02:17 UTC by Philippe Rigault
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-07 23:04:49 UTC
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Description Philippe Rigault 2001-12-01 02:17:44 UTC
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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.

Bottomline is:
  - 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. 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install kernel-source-2.4.9-13
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

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