--- a/.hgignore
+++ b/.hgignore
@@ -14,6 +14,8 @@
 (^|/)aclocal\.m4$
 (^|/)configure$
 (^|/)autom4te\.cache($|/)
+(^|/)Makeconf$
+(^|/)config\.*
 
 # e.g. doc/faq/OctaveFAQ.info
 #      doc/interpreter/octave.info-4