Andrew Porter wrote: > What is the _right_ way to install kernel headers, > and if possible kernel sources, > so that they get put in /usr/src/ ... ?? > > I installed these packages, > from the www.debian.org web-site, <stable> distro: > > linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686_2.6.26-13lenny2_i386.deb > linux-headers-2.6.26-1-common_2.6.26-13lenny2_i386.deb > linux-kbuild-2.6.26_2.6.26-3_i386.deb > > This is where it (dpkg) put them, > (not in /usr/src/linux): > > pts/0:/usr/src>ls -lsa > 4 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2009-09-22 12:09 linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686 > 4 drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 4096 2009-09-22 12:09 linux-headers-2.6.26-1-common > 4 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2009-09-22 12:09 linux-kbuild-2.6.26 > > -------------------------------------- > > These are Lenny (Debian 5.0, currently <stable>) kernal packages, > and Lenny is what's on the machine. > > What is the right way to get kernel sources and kernel headers > installed under /usr/src/linux? > > > All this is in aid of installing > the XiG commercial X server, > which has features X.org does not, > and which asks that kernel sources > (esp. headers) be installed under /usr/src/linux . . . > > I would suggest to make a symbolic link: /usr/src/:# ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686 linux and I guess you'll be ok! G.
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