Re: Bug#336732: /lib/modules/*/build symlink should be ignored when checking if kernel is installed
On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 12:39:52PM +0000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005-11-05 23:51]:
> > Why should a symlink be ignored? What other stuff would people
> > want to have ignored if we start on a slippery slope like this?
> > nividia-source, vmware, and scads of others would like to dump stuff
> > in /lib/modules, and the book keeping involved in keeping track of
> > stuff in the /lib/modules/ which is OK to ignore would be
> > massive.
> > The presence of that link is a bug, and should be fixed.
Huh ? What is going on here, the /lib/modules/<foo>/build/ link is *NOT* a
bug, and is part of the plan to build external modules, and thus needed and
advertized so. Please *DON'T* even think about removing it.
> Can you explain why it is a bug? I think upstream puts header files
> in /lib/modules/<foo>/build/ too, so it's not as if this is a Debian
> specific thing. (Correct me if I'm wrong; also CCing -kernel).
Indeed, and most third party modules build out of the box checking for it and