Linked by James Ingraham on Thu 12th Apr 2012 22:36 UTC
Linux I don't actually have a reason for trying to build a Linux kernel with the CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT patch set. There's no way I can even measure the impact of it. Still, I felt like having a "real-time" Linux box, and set out to make one. Little did I know how difficult it would be to even get started.
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Avert a pointless headache next time...
by aloznat on Fri 13th Apr 2012 02:28 UTC
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Why on earth would you do make gconfig? make menuconfig is much easier and only requires ncurses, which is installed by default in nearly every competent Unix-like OS ever released.

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ingraham Member since:

Well, if I'd realized how bad gconfig was I might have gone the menuconfig route, and I actually did try it at one point. Still, it OUGHT to work, so why not?

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phoenix Member since:

Was just about to post the same:

I decided to give up on CrunchBang

Really? You couldn't install a package to make "make gconfig" work, so you abandoned the entire OS? Really? Instead of just typing "make menuconfig" and carrying on with your day?

Aren't techies supposed to be lazy? ;) How is installing a completely new OS, learning a new package manager, yadda yadda easier than typing "make menuconfig" after "make gconfig" fails?

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