CONFIG(8) System Manager's Manual CONFIG(8)
config - build system configuration files
/etc/config [ -p ] config_file
Config builds a set of system configuration files from a short file
which describes the sort of system that is being configured. It also
takes as input a file which tells config what files are needed to gen-
erate a system. This can be augmented by a configuration specific set
of files that give alternate files for a specific machine. (see the
FILES section below) If the -p option is supplied, config will config-
ure a system for profiling; c.f. kgmon(8), gprof(1).
Config should be run from the conf subdirectory of the system source
(usually /sys/conf). Config assumes that there is already a directory
../config_file created and it places all its output files in there.
The output of config consists of a number files: ioconf.c contains a
description of what i/o devices are attached to the system,; ubglue.s
contains a set of interrupt service routines for devices attached to
the UNIBUS; makefile is a file used by make(1) in building the system;
a set of header files which contain the number of various devices that
will be compiled into the system; and a set of swap configuration files
which contain definitions for the disk areas to be used for swapping,
the root file system, argument processing, and system dumps.
After running config, it is necessary to run "make depend" in the
directory where the new makefile was created. Config reminds you of
this when it completes.
If you get any other error messages from config, you should fix the
problems in your configuration file and try again. If you try to com-
pile a system that had configuration errors, you will likely meet with
/sys/conf/makefile.vax generic makefile for the VAX
/sys/conf/files list of common files system is built from
/sys/conf/files.vax list of VAX specific files
/sys/conf/devices.vax name to major device mapping file for the VAX
/sys/conf/files.ERNIE list of files specific to ERNIE system
``Building 4.2BSD UNIX System with Config''
The SYNOPSIS portion of each device in section 4.
The line numbers reported in error messages are usually off by one.
4th Berkeley Distribution 28 July 1983 CONFIG(8)