I am trying to compile the
4.19 kernel on my Linux Mint machine. I copied my current config (which is from
make menuconfig in order to append a local version string, saved it and then tried
make. However I get this error:
scripts/kconfig/conf --syncconfig Kconfig *** Error during sync of the configuration. scripts/kconfig/Makefile:69: recipe for target 'syncconfig' failed make: *** [syncconfig] Error 1 Makefile:539: recipe for target 'syncconfig' failed make: *** [syncconfig] Error 2 Makefile:635: recipe for target 'include/config/auto.conf' failed make: *** [include/config/auto.conf] Error 2
I also tried not using
make menuconfig but when I type
make I get a bunch of questions about some options I don't have a clue what they are for (I guess those are the same as with
Another thing I tried was using
make defconfig which stated
Default configuration is based on 'x86_64_defconfig'. However when executing
make afterwards I get the exact same error.
I have the feeling that there are some sort of errors being introduced in the config or that I am missing something that is needed for compiling the kernel source. However I have no idea where I can get more information about those
Error 1 and
Does somebody has an idea what could be wrong? If needed I'll upload my
.config-file so that you can have a look at it.
I also tried it with the
4.18 kernel version but this time I didn't even touch the config that comes with it from git. Still I get the very same error. I suspect that there is something wrong on my machine (some missing dependencies or something like that). However - as stated above - I do not know where I should start searching as the error message that unspecific...
I have installed a new distribution (from Linux Mint to KDE Neon) but I am still getting the very same error. I start suspecting that this might actually be a bug in the kernel somehow...