[PATCH] educate users about x86 specific kludges instead of hiding thier ignorance

Tom Rini trini at kernel.crashing.org
Fri May 16 05:01:58 EST 2003

On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 11:42:14PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:

> the phony bzImage target in the ppc Makefiles is not helping anything,
> rather it just changes the confusion from `why doesn't make bzImage
> work?' to `where is my bzImage?'
> lets not hide users ignorance lets teach them instead.  the attached
> patch replaces the phony bzImage target with a error explaining that
> bzImage is x86 only and to use zImage instead.
> please apply.

I agree that it's a stupid thing to do (and, btw, 'bzImage' on m68k is,
or was anyhow, a bzip2 image adding to the fun) but this came in,
intentionally, from Paul exactly because the system said 'Now use make
bzImage'.  Maybe this can die in 2.5, but I haven't paid attention in
some time.

Tom Rini

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