GPL and kernel .config file
peter at mcnabbs.org
Wed Jun 27 08:51:15 MDT 2007
On Jun 26, 2007, at 5:01 PM, Stephen Ward wrote:
>> What's wrong with sending him off a copy of the file?
> I'm not at all concerned about withholding information from him. The
> problem for me is that the LiveCD he got from us was a re-mastered
> Rescue CD from 2004 and I don't know how to get a copy of
> the .config file
> that was used on that SysRescCD.
> On newer systems, I see that a copy of the config file resides in
> /proc/config.gz of a running system. I don't see anything like
> that on this
> CD, though. Running uname tells me: 2.4.26-fd35.
> I suppose I could look to see if System Rescue CD is still making
> config file available (though it's been just over 3 years,
> apparently, since
> that kernel was built). Does anyone have any other ideas/suggestions?
find /path/to/mounted/cd -name "config*" | less
On some systems, the config file is also written to a file in /boot
whose name starts with "config" (like "config-2.6.18-1.2257.fc5").
This may or may not be lingering somewhere on the cd/image.
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