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Re: Bug#18513: kernel-headers-2.0.32: sets /usr/src/linux symlink on upgrade

On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, Raul Miller wrote:

> Christoph Lameter <christoph@lameter.com> wrote:
> > /usr/src/linux has always been the location of the kernel and is primarily 
> > a user responsibility. It cannot be moved to another location. Messing
> > around with it is wrong if it exists. 
> What?
> I've built a number of kernels in other locations (as a user).

Software that uses kernel includes needs /usr/src/linux and not something
else. You can build the kernel in another location but there are certain
things that always break if you do (at least that was the case 6 months

And also the headers are headers and not sourcecode. Headers belong into
/usr/include. Does the FHS say that .h headers belong into /usr/src?

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