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Re: Kernel Headers question (and Winmodems)

On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 09:27:58AM -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Why do you want the kernel headers on the laptop?  If you're building the 
> modem driver from source, why not build it where you build the kernel image?

I suppose I can.  That kernel is not running on the other machine so
uname -r will report the wrong location.  I guess it depends on how
the Makefile finds the kernel headers it's building for.

> > 1) Should I just copy /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.9 to the laptop and
> > setup a /usr/src/linux symlink?
> That works - doesn't get debian patches, but I've done it both ways.  The 
> alternative is to get the debian kernel-source package.  .

That is the debian kernel source package.  (Although I did have to
grab a .c file from kernel.org to replace one of the files with Debian
patches to get my console framebuffer to work again.)

> I imagine it's pretty outdated - there aren't a lot of people who are into 
> developing this sort of driver who are still using dial-up. :-(

Yep, that's why I have waited so long to try this.. ;)

Bill Moseley

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