building a 2.6 kernel

Timothy Murphy tim at
Tue Aug 3 23:42:31 UTC 2004

Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>    i don't understand -- configuring and building kernels as a non-root
> user in one's home directory is a well-established tradition, and
> generally recommended.  why are you so bitterly opposed to it?  your
> objections seem to be kind out of proportion to what is a fairly tame
> practice.

I'm not "bitterly opposed to it".
I don't care where you compile your kernels.
I _am_ opposed to people giving misleading advice to newbies.

Personally, I only keep my own material in my home directory,
so I can easily back it up with rsync.
However, I wouldn't suggest that is the "correct" thing to do.

Timothy Murphy  
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