Re: Lobby this, somebody
>>"john" == john <email@example.com> writes:
john> Manoj writes:
>> Then that means you could not have more than one kernel headers or
>> source packages installed. I have, at the moment, 2 header packages
>> and 4 source packages on my machine. If they all tried to go into
>> /usr/src/linux; that would be chaos.
john> That explains why ordinary header packages should go in
john> /usr/src, but not why a kernel-headers-2.0.32 package (call it
john> kernel-headers-libc) couldn't go in /usr/include/linux, with a
john> link to /usr/src/linux which would be replaced when a newer set
john> of kernel headers is installed.
The kernel headers that libc6-dev depends on is just a garden
variety kernel-header package. It is has a pedigree of being produced
by a maintained, continually tested, packaging package (no bugs
spevific to a special headers package are thus introduced).
There is less work to be done, since nothing special has to be
done about the headers package.
I'm not about to special case a version of the kernel headers
just for libc. The results do not justify the effort.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall
one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. Edmund
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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