Re: [opensuse-kernel] Re: [RFC] Simplifying kernel configurationfor distro issues

From: Alan Cox
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 13:00:13 EST

> Select the profile and then fixup the config the normal way.
> If what the admin wants is incompatible with the profile, admin doesn't
> select the profile.

Thats ugly - "distro except..." is a standard thing you ask users to do
for debugging.

However providing you separate the initial profile from the later tools
it simply becomes

make distroconfig
[cp /etc/system-kconfig(.$ARCH?) .config
make oldconfig]

make menuconfig (if you want to customise)

In addition the make oldconfig means you can ship a deliberately
incomplete distroconfig and get the user asked some bits.


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