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From: Alan Mackenzie <acm@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Using an old kernel .config as the basis for a new .config
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2017 19:55:52
Message-Id: 20171228195236.GA17094@ACM
Hello, Gentoo.

Having just built linux-4.14.7-gentoo, suddenly a new version of the
kernel, linux-4.14.8-gentoo-r1 has become stable.  Configuring a kernel
from scratch is a repetitive drudge.

There is some way of initialising a new kernel .config from an existing
one, I am sure, but I can't find it.  I've looked at the Gentoo wiki,
I've looked at (some of) the kernel's own documentation.  The nearest I
can find is make oldconfig, which supposedly does what I want, but it
just seems to start off with a default .config and go through the
hundreds of questions one at a time.

So, would some kind soul please tell me how to get my old .config into a
new one properly.  Thanks!

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Using an old kernel .config as the basis for a new .config Jack <ostroffjh@×××××××××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Using an old kernel .config as the basis for a new .config Francesco Turco <fturco@××××××××.fm>
Re: [gentoo-user] Using an old kernel .config as the basis for a new .config Ralph Seichter <m16+gentoo@×××××××××××.net>