Re: RFC: Kernel-package: Please add the '.config' file in the binary package
>>"SirDibos" == <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
SirDibos> On Tue, 20 May 1997, Mike Orr wrote:
SirDibos> You are right. However, what solution do you suggest in my
SirDibos> case, where I have 6 different kernels cluttering up my / ?
SirDibos> I use all of em, 1 is a backup, some implement different
SirDibos> features..... which .config should go in boot?
That's obvious. I used the same method that is used for
System.map and psdatabase files.
__> ls -asCF /boot
1 ./ 1 boot.0303 1 os2_d.b
1 ../ 5 boot.b 0 psdatabase@
88 System.map-2.0.30 1 chain.b 66 psdatabase-2.0.30
136 System.map-2.1.37 5 config-2.0.30 115 psdatabase-2.1.37
136 System.map-2.1.39 4 config-2.1.37 115 psdatabase-2.1.39
1 any_b.b 4 config-2.1.39 366 vmlinuz-2.0.30
1 any_d.b 8 map 424 vmlinuz-2.1.37
1 boot.0302 1 mbr.b 422 vmlinuz-2.1.39
SirDibos> Obviously, the config of the kernel that is running.
SirDibos> Determining that doesnt seem nontrivial. It could be done
SirDibos> by modifying the kernel-source package... I look forward to
SirDibos> seeing what is done with regard to this.
SirDibos> Whats needed is some way to associate with a given kernel
SirDibos> image its corresponding "config". Again, we are getting
SirDibos> into the realm of how bsd does it, where you determine the
SirDibos> configuration at boot time, not compile time.
The version number works just fine. Unlike bsd, we are not
using this as a configuration file per se, we are documenting what
configuration was used. Totally different situation.
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