Re: cleaning up kernel source
What I usually delete is all the alpha/spark/m68k etc stuff that is never
going to b used on my 486 system. This should cut down a little on the
size. However, if you run a patch on the kerenl, some parts might say
that some files are missing, you should just tell patch to skip those
files, you don't need them they are for the alpha/sparc/m68k etc ports of
Hope this helps,
On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, David Morris wrote:
> OK, I downloaded the source for the 2.0.24 kernel and compiled a custom kernel
> yesterday. And now I have the tree leftover taking up 30M on my hard drive.
> And I was wondering what I can clean up to free up the space.
> I know I can run a make clean to remove the *.o files and other compiling
> files, but that would still leave quite a bit leftover.
> I am tempted to rm -r the whole tree (which I have done previously), but I see
> the Documentation that I might want to keep some things handy (like the
> documentation). So what do I do with all the include files? should I copy them
> all over to the /usr/include directory? and do I want to leave something
> hanging around /usr/src/linux?
> Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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