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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 9:54 pm    Post subject: kernel compile options Reply with quote

what do all the kernel compile options do eg make modules, make modules_install, make dep, make mrproper, make clean etc etc etc. what do they all do?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make modules:
Builds any code you chose to have compiled as a module (i.e. Not /in/ kernel)

make modules_install:
Installs (and compiles if necessary) code you chose to compile as a module.

make dep:
Builds dependencies files. Run after every config change.

make mrproper:
Completely cleans the source tree. Use this if you get strange symbol errors, then reconfigure you kernel, and recompile.

make clean:
Lesser form of make mrproper. Not much good.

make config:
Configure the kernel. Sucks.

make menuconfig:
Configure the kernel. Pretty nice.

make xconfig:
Configue the kernel. Nice, if you have X working.
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