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Re: Kernel build with kpkg (was Install of VMware)

On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, Tom Hoover wrote:
> Is there any advantage to building the kernel outside of fakeroot?

The fakeroot man page says quite clearly that "Thou shall never configure a
anything under fakeroot", so I try to only do the install targets under
fakeroot to avoid hard-to-track problems.

BTW, kernel-package 7.17 (woody) is broken. If you have problems with it,
that's why :-) I'm filling bugs right now.

> > I dislike compiling the modules under fakeroot (and the fakeroot docs do
> > warn not to do this), but ALSA seems not to mind it. Anyway, I dislike the
> I'm learning here...why do you dislike compiling modules under fakeroot?

Try to compile ALSA (alsa-source package, I think) under fakeroot. It'll run
GNU configure. Now read the fakeroot manpage.

I've never had problems with fakeroot configure (I did not notice that big
warning right away ;^) ), but since I do NOT presume to know better than the
fakeroot author, I'm not about to go around doing stuff he went out of his
way to warn one not to.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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