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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       config - Builds system configuration files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /sys/conf/config [-k] [-p] [-q] [system_name]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Creates  a  define  variable  'KDEBUG' that can be used to
       conditionally compile source code  for  kernel  debugging.
       Configure the system for profiling.  You must have sources
       to use this option.  Concatenates  and  displays  all  the
       system  configuration  files,  including any configuration
       files described in the /sys/conf/NAME.list file.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The doconfig command calls the config command to  build  a
       set  of  system  configuration  files  from  a  file  that
       describes the sort of system  that  is  being  configured.
       The  config  command also takes as input another file that
       tells it what files are needed to generate a system.  This
       other  file  can  be augmented by a configuration-specific
       set of files that name  alternate  files  for  a  specific

       Normally,  you should run the doconfig program and not the
       config command.  If you need to issue the config  command,
       be  sure  to change your directory to the /sys/conf directory.
 As an argument to the config  command,  specify  the
       name  of  a  system  configuration  file containing device
       specifications, configuration  options  and  other  system
       operands  for that specific system configuration. The config
 command places all its output files in the directory

       The output of config consists of a number of  files;  each
       machine  type  has  its  own  specific  set of files.  All
       machine types have a makefile which is used by make during
       the  system  build.   Typically,  there  are also a set of
       header files which contain definitions of  the  number  of
       various devices that will be compiled into the system, and
       a set of swap configuration files contain definitions  for
       the disk areas to be used for swapping, the root file system,
 argument processing, and system dumps.

       After running config, you run make depend in the directory
       where the new makefile was created.

       If  any  other  error messages are produced by config, the
       problems in the configuration file should be corrected and
       config  should  be run again. Attempts to compile a system
       that had configuration errors are likely to be  unsuccessful.

NOTES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  line  numbers  reported in error messages are usually
       off by one.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       List of common files used to  build  the  system  List  of
       files  specific to NAME, where NAME is the value specified
       for the ident option  in  the  system  configuration  file
       Machine-independent  portion of the makefile template used
       for building  kernels  from  binaries  Machine-independent
       portion of the makefile template used for building kernels
       from sources Machine-dependent  portion  of  the  makefile
       template  List  of machine-specific files Machine-specific
       name to major device mapping file

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: make(1), doconfig(8)

       System Administration

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