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    SubjectRe: [patch] ppp-2.2f/2.3.x, glibc 2, and Linux 2.x

    >> Why did glibc abandon asm/string.h?
    >
    > For many reasons. To keep the namespace clean for ISO C,
    > POSIX, XPG4. To decouple the libc's types from the kernel,
    > as we plan on making some changes underneath the hood.
    >
    >> pppd _REQUIRES_ linux/pppd.h amongst others [some flags
    >> not present in glibc].
    >
    > What pppd requires (if more than the <net/*.h> headers,
    > and it would seem not from the 2.3.x success report!),
    > is its own copy of whatever it thinks it ought to be
    > getting from the kernel.

    That is not a general solution because kernel header files
    may vary by architecture. What do you expect the app to do,
    keep an arch directory of its own?

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