Package: kernel Severity: normal To my understanding, kernel-headers are to be used in compiling kernel modules. However, quite a few modules require $KERNELSOURCE/drivers, others try to execute `make modules` in the KSRC directory, and yet others only work with make-kpkg, which requires the kernel source. Therefore, it seems to me that the kernel-headers packages have no use (at least in 2.6). The following module-source packages cannot be built with the headers only: drm-mach64, bcm4400, bcm5700, lirc, pcmcia, freeswan, openswan, arla, openafs. In all cases, I tried: ./debian/rules KSRC=/usr/src/kernel-headers-X.Y.ZZ binary and ./debian/rules KSRC=/usr/src/kernel-headers-X.Y.ZZ modules-binary Either I am doing something wrong, or the kernel-headers packages are really not needed anymore. -- System Information: Debian Release: testing/unstable APT prefers testing APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (98, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental') Architecture: i386 (i686) Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-1-k7 Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 -- Please do not CC me when replying to lists; I read them! .''`. martin f. krafft <firstname.lastname@example.org> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, and user `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid/expired PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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