Re: Package libc6-dev depends on linux-kernel-headers
On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 04:03:17PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 09:17:39PM +0100, Otto Wyss wrote:
> > > On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 10:21:14AM +0100, Otto Wyss wrote:
> > >
> > > > Since when does the package libc6-dev depend on linux-kernel-headers? Is
> > > > this dependes really necessary?
> > >
> > > There have always been some kernel headers in libc6-dev, they've just
> > > been split out into a separate package now. Several of these headers
> > > are referenced by headers provided by glibc which would break those
> > > headers if linux-kernel-headers is not installed.
> > I'd prefer the old way.
> And can you give a substantive reason? Without one your message makes
> no sense.
The new method installs linux-kernel-headers; these do not necessarily
match the version of the kernel which the user has. For example, I am
running 2.4.22 but the linux-kernel-headers package that aptitude wants
me to install is 2.5.999-test7-bk-6.
I don't know whether this package needs to match the kernel version or
not, but if not I think the name is poorly chosen.