Re: Confused about kernel source location
Ed Jabbour(email@example.com) is reported to have said:
> On Tuesday 14 August 2007 21:27, Wayne Topa wrote:
> > > Anybody? Where do people dump their kernel source anyway???
> > I have always put my kernels in /usr/src. First time I've _ever_
> > heard of " DO NOT USE THE /usr/src area". Just what readme did you
> > see _that_ in?
> From linux-source-2.6.18/README:
> INSTALLING the kernel:
> - If you install the full sources, put the kernel tarball in a
> directory where you have permissions (eg. your home directory) and
> unpack it:
> * * * *
> Do NOT use the /usr/src/linux area! This area has a (usually
> incomplete) set of kernel headers that are used by the library header
> files. They should match the library, and not get messed up by
> whatever the kernel-du-jour happens to be.
I'm running 2.6.21-1-amd64 so had to go to another box to check. Yes
I see that in the 2.6.18 source. For what it's worth, there is no
such README in the 2.6.21-1-amd64 source dir, which is installed in
/usr/src, by aptitude. Interesting.....
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