Re: symlink in /usr/include (fwd)
On Sun, 10 Dec 1995, Chris Fearnley wrote:
> 'Ian Murdock wrote:'
> >How about installing the kernel headers directly in /usr/include,
> >rather than linking them into /usr/src? I always assumed this was
> >standard kernel practice. Apparently, I was wrong. Are there any
> >opinions on the subject?
> The only problem I see would be if I upgrade my kernel from non-debian
> sources. But then I'd be someone who knows what I'm doing, I suppose.
I don't think we can assume that all debian users wanting to build
alternate kernels will know what they're doing WRT debian-specific
quirkiness such as this.
> And what about systems with multiple kernel trees in /usr/src [...]?
User/developers who are not debian developers might well just un-tar
kernel sources from a non-debian source archive and manually change
the /usr/src/linux symlink according to what sources version they want
to work with at a particular time.