What's the exact difference between make silentoldconfig and oldconfig?

valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Nov 9 21:03:29 EST 2017

On Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:26:52 +0800, Shiyao MA said:
> Hi,
> The man help says, silentoldconfig is like oldconfig, but quietly and
> additionally updates dependencies.
> 1. What does it mean by "quietly"?

Basically, it will auto-select the "default" answer to any question
(it's the one that's capitalized - so if it says n/Y/?   Yes is the default)

As such, it's basically 'oldconfig, if somebody held the Enter key down'.
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