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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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