Re: Debian Specialities (fwd)
According to Kai Henningsen:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Christoph Lameter) wrote on 02.01.97 in <Pine.LNX.3.95.970102130409.16416Demail@example.com>:
> > Dosemu needs to know _where_ the kernel source is and has to verify
> > that it doesn't do anything silly, because some important
> > stuff is compiled depending on the kernel. Those parts will perhaps
> > become fewer, when 2.1.x becomes 2.2.x, but they will exist also than.
> This seems silly. The kernel source that a /usr/include/linux symlink
> points to does not necessary have any relation at all to which kernel is
> actually running, and in fact *will* be a different version on very many
> Linux boxes.
> If dosemu relies on the /usr/include/linux to find out about the current
> kernel, then this is a bug.
GNU libc is _also_ moving to the scheme Debian uses now (header files
independant of the kernel) and in a few months lots of people will be
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