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SubjectRe: Kernel 2.4.1 on RHL 6.2
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Wow, I had no idea.  I was following advice I received a long time ago
from a mailing list. If I remove those symlinks how do I go about
compiling the kernel without receiving the same errors as Srinath?

Thanks for the correction,

Steve



On 10 Mar 2001 18:28:09 +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> In article <200103101754.f2AHsUL04580@mailout1-100bt.midsouth.rr.com>,
> Stephen "M." Williams <rootusr@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
> >Make sure you have the following symlinks in your /usr/include
> >directory, assuming you're on an x86 machine:
> >asm -> /usr/src/linux/include/asm-i386/
> >linux -> /usr/src/linux/include/linux/
>
> Note! You only have to have those symlinks on broken systems such
> as Redhat.
>
> Sane systems such as Debian have a copy of the kernel header files
> that the C library was compiled against in /usr/include/{linux,asm}
> instead of symlinks to the kernel source. Do not play the symlink
> trick on those systems.
>
> Before this turns into a flamewar: this has been discussed 20 or
> so times before, and both Linus and the glibc developers agree
> that you a distribution should do the latter. The headers you use
> to compile userland binaries should be the same as the C library
> was compiled against.
>
> If you need to compile a standalone module use -I/usr/src/linux/include
>
> Mike.
> --
> Go not unto the Usenet for advice, for you will be told both yea and nay (and
> quite a few things that just have nothing at all to do with the question).
> -- seen in a .sig somewhere
>
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