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Bug 236058 - Installation should provide .config in /usr/src/linux
Summary: Installation should provide .config in /usr/src/linux
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LiveCD/DVD (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Release Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-08-28 19:47 UTC by Fabien T.
Modified: 2008-08-28 20:14 UTC (History)
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Description Fabien T. 2008-08-28 19:47:16 UTC
Installation does not provide the .config of the default kernel (2.6.24-gentoo-r5)
.config is usefull for many ebuild (drivers):
"*  The die message:
*   Kernel not configured; no .config found in /usr/src/linux"
So, I think it can be a good idea to provide this file.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install gentoo
2.Try to emerge a driver (for example ati-drivers or gspcav1)
Comment 1 Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-08-28 19:58:26 UTC
That won't help. You'd also need kernel sources, which we don't have either for a networkless install.

You need to emerge gentoo-sources and then build your own kernel if you need to build any packages that use the kernel sources.
Comment 2 Fabien T. 2008-08-28 20:14:22 UTC
Well, but, perhaps you should provide it (kernel source with .config), in portage tree for example.
Thank you to answer so quickly