new guy, newbie questions.
chris at stockwith.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 12:14:13 PST 2002
Rob Landley wrote:
> One fun little thing I've been working on is the CML2 autoconfigurator.
> It's close to working (not QUITE there yet), but when it's done you can do
> "make autoconfigure" instead of "make menuconfig" and it should probe your
> and set questions correctly. (You can make menuconfig to double-check its
> guesses if you like. Probably a good idea at present...) It can't find
> pre-PNP ISA cards, but other than that it does a pretty good job. So
> automating a kernel build might not be impossible for too much longer.
> I've seen it work as "configure && make && make modules_install", just on
> a fairly restricted subset of machines at present, and of course the patch
> isn't in 2.5 yet...
This sounds good, will look forward to it.
> Automating fstab and lilo/grub are basically the same problem. Deal with
> partition layout and you can tell the installer what to do...
Yes, I must write a front end, or find one somewhere.
>> What functionality would you expect on an installation/distribution CD?
> Dunno. That's why I asked. :)
What I meant is, what would you like to see. Snag with doing your own
thing is that you have no customers to interview, or demonstrate prototypes
> Well, lemme hack my way through the basic LFS install first, now that I
> finally have a test system I can format. (It's a pentium pro 180, but
> What does "-Os" do? I usually use about -O2...
Similar to O2, but optimize for size.
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