On Mon, 20 Aug 2007, Andres Salomon wrote:
> AFAICT, there is nothing similar when using *_defconfig; one must copy
> a .config manually, and then run silentoldconfig. Simply running the
> associated _defconfig will quietly update the config (which may silently
> drop config options). This patch adds a *_silentdefconfig target, with
> semantics similar to silentoldconfig. It will take the defconfig from
> arch/$(ARCH)/configs/$x_defconfig, check for changes, and if there are
> none, write out a .config. If there have been changes and stdin is
> valid, it will prompt for updates. If there have been changes and
> stdin is not valid, it will bail out with an error.
I would really like to avoid another input mode.
I think it be better to implement this as a combination of "-s -D
<default>" and the silent mode is adjusted to read another config instead
of .config if defconfig_file is set.
> A few things to note:
> - Using getopt() in scripts/kconfig/conf.c would likely simplify things,
> but that's a much larger patch. Is there a reason we don't use it?
> - To make it truly silent, I had to change conf_write() to accept an
> additional arg. The alternative is to not have conf_write spit out
> any information when it writes a file. Personally, I don't see the need
> for it to spit out information, but I figured I'd take the more cautious
> route. If folks don't care, I can update this patch to remove it.
I rather want to keep this print. The .config is already only written,
when it has to be in this mode and then I also want to be notified about
> - We seem to switch between using _() and not using it for strings; I'm
> assuming that we don't actually care about i18n in conf.c, and that the
> _() stuff was just copied from elsewhere. If that's not the case, I
> can update the patch to wrap strings properly.
I try to keep this uptodate, but I don't really check for this.
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