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Re: Package libc6-dev depends on linux-kernel-headers

Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@bylands.dur.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 08:23:14PM +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@bylands.dur.ac.uk> wrote:
>> > 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.

>> So your "substantive reason" is: "The name of the new package is
>> poorly chosen."? - I don't think so, it describes the contents rather
>> well, doesn't it?

> Well, the package contains the header files appropriate to libc. It has
> been mentioned that these headers are mostly 'private' to libc, that is,
> applications should rarely include them. The headers do not need to
> match the kernel version - but calling the package
> 'linux-kernel-headers' gives a strong association between itself and the
> linux kernel.

Ok, I get your point. RedHat 7.3 uses glibc-kernheaders as name for
this package.
            cu andreas

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