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

From: david
Date: Mon Jul 16 2012 - 13:06:46 EST

On Mon, 16 Jul 2012, Alan Cox wrote:

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.

exactly what I was fumbling to describe, thanks.

David Lang
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