Re: kernel recompilation - just copy over and make oldconfig
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On Wednesday 10 December 2003 06:16, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> I've been running 2.4.21. I had Debian's 2.4.21-5 and now see that
> 2.4.21-6 is available, with the fix that's been on everyone's mind.
> Can I safely just copy a few files over from the previous build, or
> might there be changes that would require a more careful procedure? Can
> I use `make oldconfig` when it's really still the same kernel version?
> If it *is* as simple as copying over files, do I just need .config, or
> is there more to the story?
No, that's all there is to it. Copy .config into your kernel source directory
and 'make oldconfig'. I think there won't be any differences between the two
versions you are compiling, but who knows - make oldconfig is for checking
and handling exactly this issue.
- - Burkhard
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