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Re: changing default ping

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 12:02:16PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:

> How does the ping package know which kernel I have installed?  

That's the important thing: building of the package _must not_ depend on
the version of the installed kernel. If the kernel interface changes
from one kernel version to another, then the package _must_ check for
the change at run-time and not at compile-time. And that means the
package must be built with the headers from the latest kernel version it
is designed to support.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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