Re: kernel recompilation - just copy over and make oldconfig
On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 at 12:35 GMT, Burkhard Woelfel penned:
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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
>> 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.
Awesome! Thanks muchly. It seems to be working, but I guess I won't
know till this lilo bug gets fixed ...