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Re: RFC: Kernel-package: Please add the '.config' file in the binary package

On Mon, 19 May 1997 jwalther@citytel.net wrote:

> Just, let it be symlinked to
> /usr/src/linux/.config too, ok? =)

It should be copied, and not symlinked.  /boot must not have any symlinks
into /usr, in case /usr is trashed and you're trying to recover. 

If the symlink went the other way, from /usr/src/linux/.config into
/boot/.config, then "make config" would be changing the configuration file
for the running kernel as well as the one you're about to build.  This
would sabotage the purpose of putting .config into /boot, because you
could no longer trust that /boot/.config represents the active kernel.

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