Re: [Cdrecord-developers] Cdrtools-2.01a25: Patch to make cdrtools 2.01a25 Linux compatible
>From email@example.com Fri Jan 23 14:07:13 2004
>>>attached there is a patch to make cdrtools 2.01 compatible to Linux
>>>If the patch is not needed for some distros, which are assembled
>>>somehow, it does not harm anything...
>>Why should I add a wrong definition that would _break_ compilation
>>once the Linux kernel include files are fixed?
>>If you like to get a fix, go to the Linux Kernel people and request
>>a fix for their bugs!
>Problems may be caused by common user errors like using kernel include
>files, particularly if it's done wrong by assuming that /usr/src/linux
>points to the running kernel instead of the distribution kernel. It also
>results silly end-user issues, such as generating an executable which
>will only run on a single kernel series, like 2.0, 22, 2.4, 2.6, but
>doesn't have kernel detection built in or include the kernel series in
>the executable name so the user can select the correct version.
Please don't comment things you obviously don't really understand.
1) The include files on /usr/src/linux have been absolutely needed for a long
time to be able to compile at all.
2) The include files under /usr/src/linux are definitely more recent
resp. closer to the currently run kernel than what typically is under
3) I am writing portable software. This means that it is portable
even between different Linux versions.
4) What people like Linus Torvalds tell me on how I should compile,
is definitely much much more incorrect than what I am currently doing.
5) The problems are a result of _inconsistent_ unclude files in
/usr/src/linux, which I call a clear Bug that needs to be fixed.
6) If you did ever try to write a program that uses interfaces that
need /usr/src/linux to compile and run correctly you would probably
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