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SubjectRe: Why from there?
khim@sch57.msk.ru (Khimenko Victor)  wrote on 14.05.98 in <AD-RjMremT@khim.mccme.ru>:

> 14-May-98 00:25 you wrote:
> > > There are symbolic links from
> >
> > > /usr/include/linux to /usr/src/linux/include/linux
> > > /usr/include/asm to /usr/src/linux/include/asm
> >
> > > Which would break if we moved to a version number scheme. Every time
> > > you update to a new version of the kernel, you would need to remember
> > > to update the symlinks.
> >
> > Why? Surely those links should be updated in the makefile as part of
> > the "make zImage" and "make modules" steps so that the compilation
> > process can guarantee that they're set correctly for that compile?
> >
> You not need this links for kernel compilation at all. Only for libc...

Actually, they've been a bad idea even for libc since quite some time.
It's bayically a remnant from the early days, when everything changed much
too fast.

MfG Kai

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