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Re: do I really need "make-kpkg clean"?

On Sunday 01 May 2005 10:41 pm, H. S. wrote:
> Hi,
> I am compiling a new kernel and tinkering with various options. If I
> just compiled a new version and just want to make slight changes in it,
> do I really need to do "make-kpkg clean" and wait an hour before I get a
> new one?

If it takes an hour, your machine is VERY slow.  The 'make config' part can 
take that long.  Is that the step to which you are referring?  You can copy 
your old kernel config, for example /boot/config-2.6.10 
to /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.11/.config  and just do 'make oldconfig' and 
when that is done, do 'make menuconfig' and change only what you need 
changed.  That alone will save you time and tedious work, but you still need 
to do 'make-kpkg clean' and subsequent steps.  When you do 'make oldconfig' 
you will only need to answer questions about options that are NEW since your 
old kernel.

make-kpkg clean only takes one or two minutes for me, so I think perhaps you 
did not really mean that but something else.  Sorry if I misunderstood the 


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