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Re: orphan link linux-kbuild-N.N.N in /usr/local/src

On 2011-08-12 09:29 +0200, Jerome BENOIT wrote:

> On 12/08/11 08:08, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> On 2011-08-11 21:10 +0200, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
>>> On my Debian (Wheezy) boxes, the /usr/src is a link to /usr/local/src ,
>>> /usr and /usr/local being mounted on different partitions.
>>> I guess it is a common practice.
>> It might be common, but it is not a good practice since /usr/src is
>> distribution territory.  I.e. Debian packages will overwrite any local
>> files without warning.
> My understand is the /usr/src is an exception: and /usr/src is meant to
> to build kernel images.

You can build kernel images anywhere you like, there is no need or
advantage whatsoever to build them under /usr/src.

> Second, my set up forced the distribution territory:
> on my box: /usr is mounted read only, whereras /usr/local is not.

That does still not explain why you need /usr/src to be writable.


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