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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] asm*/resource.h fix for glibc
    Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
    > If glibc-devel has /usr/include/linux ->
    > /usr/src/linux-2.2.5-20/include/linux is there any reason not to put
    > the 2.2.5-20 kernel headers directly into /usr/include instead of via
    > a symlink ?

    glibc-devel has /usr/include/linux -> /usr/src/linux/include/linux
    kernel-headers has /usr/src/linux -> /usr/src/linux-VERSION

    This works the same as Debian if you use the standard packages.
    Upgrading kernel-headers does the right thing.

    But it's also friendly to kernel hackers.

    Because when kernel-headers is upgraded, it only deletes the
    /usr/src/linux link _if_ the current link points to the package dir, and
    only recreates the link _if_ the current /usr/src/linux is a not a dir.
    (Odd logic but it works out).

    So if you're hacking kernel like me and keep the current source in
    /usr/src/linux, /usr/include/linux refers to your developing source no
    matter what the packaging system does, say when you upgrade. I find
    this cool.

    Alan, please don't change this behaviour of RH; it's cool.

    -- Jamie

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