Re: RFC: Kernel-package: Please add the '.config' file in the binary package
>>"jwalther" == jwalther <email@example.com> writes:
>> Are there any objections to moving the file into /boot?
jwalther> Is there really any reason to take us farther away from the
jwalther> standard that everyone else uses? Its just one more gotcha
jwalther> that'll tick a newbie off when they follow their slackware
jwalther> friends advice, dl the kernel source, and just have at 'er
jwalther> like it says to in the Kernel HOWTO.
Less blather this time. Yes, ther reason is that /boot
contains other useful information about the kernels ensconced there,
(like System.map, and psdatabase) but is missing one piece: exactly
what is configured into the kernel (which can be quite important).
I think that a small file is not too great a departure from
the standard, and, maybe, this should have been in the standard in
the first place.
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Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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