Re: kernel headers---FAQ
Jason Gunthorpe <email@example.com> writes:
>On 18 Jan 1998, Rob Browning wrote:
>> ...Something like:
>> Error: Unable to create /usr/src/linux symlink. This probably means
>> that you have installed your own source into /usr/src. On a Debian
>> system /usr/src is owned by Debian (in compliance with the FSSTND).
>> See <some-faqdoc> for a detailed explanation. Please rememdy the
>> situation, and then reinstall this package.
>'Should I move /usr/src/linux to /usr/local/src/linux [Y/n]'
I think the user needs a little more explanation at this point. Also,
the kernel source tree is big enough that space may be a concern. How
Error: Unable to create /usr/src/linux symlink. This probably
means that you have installed your own source into /usr/src. On a
Debian system /usr/src is owned by Debian (in compliance with the
FSSTND). Debian recommends that kernel sources be installed in
/usr/local/src unless they are installed by a kernel-source
package. See <some-faqdoc> for a detailed explanation.
whether /usr/src/linux and /usr/local/src are same filesystem...no
size of /usr/src/linux...51 MB
whether /usr/local/src has enough space...yes (134 MB)
Should I move /usr/src/linux to /usr/local/src/linux? [Y/n] n
Should I rename /usr/src/linux to /usr/src/linux-MOVE-ME? [Y/n] n
Please remedy the situation, and then reinstall the
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Remind him which package this is.
Naturally, the size checks are skipped if the two directories are in
the same filesystem, and the option to move /usr/src/linux to
/usr/local/src/linux is skipped if there is not enough space.
- Jim Van Zandt
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