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Re: Linux header breakage in non-i386 builds

On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 02:22:14PM -0600, Daniel Kobras <kobras@debian.org> wrote:
> Now, for the specific problem of videodev.h, the kernel happens to be
> the one and only source providing an application interface--there's no
> standard library inbetween. Hence, the videodev headers are actually
> meant to be used from userspace, and it's a bug if they break in
> userspace.

Just because there's no standard library between doesn't mean they are meant 
to be used from userspace.  There *ought* to be a standard library, it 
seems.  You mean to say *nobody* has done this?

> Incidentially a bug that has been fixed in the latest
> linux-kernel-headers package (that unfortunately failed to build on a
> couple of archs). So you can either copy the fixed headers from there,
> or Build-Conflict with linux-kernel-headers (<< 2.5.999-test7-bk-10).

OK, I think I'll do the latter, as I don't feel there's any pressing need to 
do the former.  Thanks very much.

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