Re: /usr/include/linux, /usr/include/asm, ...
Manoj Srivastava typed:
> I'll reverse the question: why are you using the links?
> The links are ignored anyway while compiling the kernel, so that's
> not it. However, you may totally confuse some other program (during
> compilation) that does not expect changes that are made in the kernel
> includes. You see, changes may be made in kernel headers in concert
> with other include files, which have not been upgraded, files that
> are not required for kernel builds, but may be required for package
The links being ignored is interesting. I guess you mean the links are not
neccessary due to an -I/usr/src/linux/include type parameter being used with
The reason why *I* need the symlinks in is for my specific circumstances.
For those that don't understand what the bunch of letters after my name (or
even the ones after Bruce's) I'm a radio amateur. There is a flurry of
activity going on here, as we build a lot of things, new protocols included,
for use in amateur radio. This usually means the tools need to be upgraded
every 8 patch levels or so. Naturally, I'm talking about 2.1.x kernels.
> So, what else are the links good for? Most programs do not
> (and should not) depend on kernel version specific api's; and the
> handful that do should ask for and include -I/usr/src/linux anyway.
What is the "Linux position" on asking to use /usr/src/linux includes? If
this is the way things are going, can you point me to a reference of this?
For example, where is the canned reply from?
I'll let the people on linux-hams know this may be something we need to look
at, it will at least draw some discussion there.
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