make mrproper redux

robert mullinrobert at
Tue Nov 30 04:43:02 PST 2010

Simon Geard wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 13:11 -0600, robert wrote:
>> What has gone wrong?  Am I supposed to cd /sources/linux- and 
>> then $make mrproper?
> Yes - remember the "General Compilation Instructions":
>     3. For each package:
>        a. Using the tar program, extract the package to be built.
>        b. Change to the directory created when the package was extracted.
>        c. Follow the book's instructions for building the package.
> These instructions are important.
> Simon.
Yep, got it.  Once again.  Back to "General Comp. Inst."

Silly me.  Those instructions are absolutely essential.  Without that 
particular three-step shuffle, one might as well call a cab and go home.



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