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Re: How do I use the linux-headers with the linux-source?

Kilian wrote:

> Marco wrote:
>> Hi everybody!
>> I have installed Debian Etch on my laptop.
>> I have installed the "linux-source-2.6.15" package,
>> and I have exctracted it with the command:
>> # tar -jxf /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.15.tar.bz2
>> I have also installed the "linux-headers-2.6.15-686"
>> and the "linux-headers-2.6.15-1" packages (that should
>> be the linux-headers for my system (Intel Pentium M)).
>> What must I do to compile my kernel with the linux-headers?
> Nothing special; the linux-source-2.6.15 already contains the linux
> kernel headers. The linux-headers-2.6.15 is only to provide the
> headers to systems which have the kernelsource not available. If you
> build software which includes kernel header files on such a system,
> you do not want to install the complete kernel source but only the
> headers, that's what this package is for AFAIK.
>> I also have to apply some patches to my kernel.
>> Do I have to apply these patches to linux-source or
>> linux-headers?
> You have to patch the linux-source-2.6.15 package.
>     -- Kilian
Remember, the kernel headers are not neccessary the same as the running
kernel - the kernel headers must match what Glibc was compiled with! I
am very certain this is why they were separated.

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