Commit 5b4285fb authored by Michael Witten's avatar Michael Witten Committed by Jiri Kosina

README: Use `X' and `x' consistently

The text referred to `XX', when only a single `X' actually
existed, so this commit changes it to just `X'; a similar
change has been made for `xx'.

Also, `N' was used when it would have been more consistent
to use `X' again, so this commit replaces `N' with `X'.

This commit also chooses to leave `X' as the placeholder
for the current version of the source, and then makes `x'
the placeholder for any version number; fortunately nothing
really depends on this subtlety being understood.

Because `x' is already being used when discussing version
numbers, this commit changes such filename references as
`xxx.rej' to `some-file-name.rej'.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Witten <mfwitten@gmail.com>
Acked-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
parent 6b2aac42
...@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source: ...@@ -68,7 +68,7 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source:
bzip2 -dc linux-3.X.tar.bz2 | tar xvf - bzip2 -dc linux-3.X.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -
Replace "XX" with the version number of the latest kernel. Replace "X" with the version number of the latest kernel.
Do NOT use the /usr/src/linux area! This area has a (usually Do NOT use the /usr/src/linux area! This area has a (usually
incomplete) set of kernel headers that are used by the library header incomplete) set of kernel headers that are used by the library header
...@@ -78,18 +78,18 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source: ...@@ -78,18 +78,18 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source:
- You can also upgrade between 3.x releases by patching. Patches are - You can also upgrade between 3.x releases by patching. Patches are
distributed in the traditional gzip and the newer bzip2 format. To distributed in the traditional gzip and the newer bzip2 format. To
install by patching, get all the newer patch files, enter the install by patching, get all the newer patch files, enter the
top level directory of the kernel source (linux-3.x) and execute: top level directory of the kernel source (linux-3.X) and execute:
gzip -cd ../patch-3.x.gz | patch -p1 gzip -cd ../patch-3.x.gz | patch -p1
or or
bzip2 -dc ../patch-3.x.bz2 | patch -p1 bzip2 -dc ../patch-3.x.bz2 | patch -p1
(repeat xx for all versions bigger than the version of your current Replace "x" for all versions bigger than the version "X" of your current
source tree, _in_order_) and you should be ok. You may want to remove source tree, _in_order_, and you should be ok. You may want to remove
the backup files (xxx~ or xxx.orig), and make sure that there are no the backup files (some-file-name~ or some-file-name.orig), and make sure
failed patches (xxx# or xxx.rej). If there are, either you or me has that there are no failed patches (some-file-name# or some-file-name.rej).
made a mistake. If there are, either you or me has made a mistake.
Unlike patches for the 3.x kernels, patches for the 3.x.y kernels Unlike patches for the 3.x kernels, patches for the 3.x.y kernels
(also known as the -stable kernels) are not incremental but instead apply (also known as the -stable kernels) are not incremental but instead apply
...@@ -142,11 +142,11 @@ BUILD directory for the kernel: ...@@ -142,11 +142,11 @@ BUILD directory for the kernel:
Using the option "make O=output/dir" allow you to specify an alternate Using the option "make O=output/dir" allow you to specify an alternate
place for the output files (including .config). place for the output files (including .config).
Example: Example:
kernel source code: /usr/src/linux-3.N kernel source code: /usr/src/linux-3.X
build directory: /home/name/build/kernel build directory: /home/name/build/kernel
To configure and build the kernel use: To configure and build the kernel use:
cd /usr/src/linux-3.N cd /usr/src/linux-3.X
make O=/home/name/build/kernel menuconfig make O=/home/name/build/kernel menuconfig
make O=/home/name/build/kernel make O=/home/name/build/kernel
sudo make O=/home/name/build/kernel modules_install install sudo make O=/home/name/build/kernel modules_install install
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