syscons on U10 /w Creator

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Wed Jan 14 20:46:18 PST 2004

On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:37:48PM -0700, Rich Hampton wrote:

> Nope, I used vim.

Ok, I don't think vim can do what I had in mind but I've seen the
symptoms you described.  Emacs is capable of leaving a file that
doesn't have a newline character at the end of the last line of
the file.  config(8) *really* loses it if either the kernel config
file itself or any of the support files config(8) uses doesn't have
the newline character at the end of the last line.

The students here tend to use emacs, and I usually have around five
each year that have kernel builds blow up because when they added
some new files to include in the kernel build they didn't press
the return key at the end of the last line in sys/conf/files.  Usually
config(8) runs without complaint but the kernel compile fails with
issues like what you had.

						Ken Smith
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