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Re: (vmware) /usr/include/linux and /usr/include/asm?

What I've done is put my kernel source's include path in the vmware
Makefile's include path (FI -I/usr/src/linux-2.3.6/include) and it has
worked fine for me.

I've also compiled the modules (and my kernel) with egcs (I'm running
Slink - have had troubles upgrading to Potato; wanted to see what USB
stuff breaks, if any) and -mpentium, and only have framebuffer conflicts
so far.

On Mon, 28 Jun 1999, Bob Nielsen wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 28, 1999 at 11:24:55AM -0400, Paul D. Smith wrote:
> > I tried to install vmware over the weekend and it wanted to compile a
> > kernel module for my 2.2.10 kernel.  It complained because my linux
> > kernel header version was still 2.2.9.  I looked and sure enough,
> > /usr/include/linux and /usr/include/asm were both real directories with
> > real files.
> > 
> > Aren't these typically supposed to be symlinks to /usr/src/linux/...?
> > 
> > Also, how did the headers there get up to 2.2.9?  I haven't done
> > anything fancy to copy headers into those directories, and I've been
> > downloading kernel patches from www.linuxhq.com etc, not the Debian
> > packages.  Does the normal kernel build usually install these?  I wonder
> > why it didn't for 2.2.10?
> In Debian, the headers in /usr/include/linux and /usr/include/asm are
> not symlinks to the kernel source, but are supplied by libc6-dev.  As
> this is periodically upgraded, they may be based on newer kernels--the
> current potato version comes from 2.2.9. 
> What I did to compile the vmware modules is to mv /usr/lib/linux to some
> other location and replace it with a symlink to the headers in my 2.2.10
> kernel source.  You can probably use symlinks all the time, but you
> should read /usr/doc/libc6-dev/FAQ.Debian.gz to understand the rationale
> as to why the headers are packaged this way.
> Bob
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