If you'd like to use the included configuration and Drush make file to install a Drupal 6 site using an older version of Drush (< 7.x), you may need to make some changes, namely:

  1. Drush < 7.x does not support .yml makefiles; if using Drush 5.x or 6.x, you will need to create the make file in the INI-style format.
  2. In your customized config.yml file, you will need to use the default installation profile instead of standard (for the drupal_install_profile variable).