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authorJose Luis Perez Diez <>2009-06-17 16:26:30 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2009-06-18 13:03:46 -0700
commit082196242e24ff13354a2d376b275e01c08e6799 (patch)
tree315cd50243fd2fde116fdabf718c3ca429da287b /Documentation
parent1d965fe0eb435b3f9a10538815f6a68de0aef03c (diff)
Documentation/Changes: perl is needed to build the kernel
Perl is used on the kernel Makefile to generate documentation, firmwares in c source form, sources, graphs, and some headers and this fact is undocumented. [ 80-columns, please] Signed-off-by: Jose Luis Perez Diez <> Cc: Sam Ravnborg <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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@@ -72,6 +72,13 @@ assembling the 16-bit boot code, removing the need for as86 to compile
your kernel. This change does, however, mean that you need a recent
release of binutils.
+You will need perl 5 and the following modules: Getopt::Long, Getopt::Std,
+File::Basename, and File::Find to build the kernel.
System utilities