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Re: kernel-headers as Build-Depends

Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@compsoc.dur.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 11:19:44AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
>> Userspace applications should not be including kernel headers. So it is
>> your bug.
> I do not believe that this is the case. Many of the kernel headers
> include code which may be of use to user-space applications,
> particularly for programs which interface with the kernel or kernel
> modules. Indeed, the __KERNEL__ and __MODULE__ definitions are used to
> allow just this.

Ben is absolutely right.  If you include kernel headers and it
breaks, it is *your* problem.

The solution in this case is to include a copy of the said header
in the package itself.
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