Re: 'make config' issues.
"Christopher R. Barry" wrote:
>I apologise for this newbie question but what do I do to get 'make
>config' to exist? I installed Debian several days ago and just learned
>today that the reason why my mouse doesn't work is because I need to
>compile support into the kernel. When I go to /usr/src/linux and type
>'make config' I just get a bash error message saying that the make
>command was not found. Arggghhhh.... The HOWTOs and FAQs do mention how
>to configure and compile the source, but they say nothing about
>obtaining 'make config' which is essential to the process. I tried
>installing all the packages I thought were relevent, such as gcc, but
It sounds as if you need to install the make package.
If you haven't installed that, have you installed the C compiler, gcc? You
will also need that and several other things to compile the kernel. These
are in the Standard devel section in dselect.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver
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