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Re: kernel-source and kernel-header?

On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 11:22:33PM +0800, lianliming wrote:
> Hi all,
>      i want to compile and install a new kernel. Using aptitude to search the 
> "kernel" package, i find there are "kernel-source" and "kernel-header" 
> packages.
>     Should i install the both kernel "source" and "header" to install the new 
> kernel?

No, just the source. The header package is there so that you can
compile stuff that includes kernel headers without having the full
kernel source installed.

>     Another interesting question: if i install "kernel-source-2.6.8" and at 
> the same time "kernel-header-2.6.7", what will happen?

It'll either complain or bugger things up :-) (Why would you want to?)


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