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From: Mike Wojcikiewicz <mike@××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-user] Why headers? was:Mismatch between gentoo-sources and linux-headers?
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 19:36:20
Message-Id: 200305101252.35764.mike@codecrew.net
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On May 9, 2003 21:31, Norberto BENSA wrote:
> nbensa@venkman ~ $ date ; echo ${Spundun Bhatt} > Friday 09 May 2003 08:47 pm > > > Why is glibc built againt a package called linux-headers? Must be a very > > elementary question.... but since we have the entire source with us... > > why is glibc not using that ? and using instead extra package of > > headers? > > 'cos it needs to know about the architecture it is being installed. > > Is your box x86, ppc, sparc, mips, arm? How does it handle byte-order? How > long is an int? Your chars are signed or unsigned?
I have to agree it seems kind of silly to have linux-headers if you already have *-sources.. I mean the rest of gentoo is so cleanly done, this doesnt seem to fit... linux-headers shouldnt even exist!:) Hmmm.. couldn't the bootstrap process build against linux-headers, then when you get to the part in the install that you have to build a kernel, unmerge linux-headers and setup all the proper symlinks to /usr/src/linux after the user emerged a kernel... or perhaps have the user d/l the kernel source before the bootstrap.. or maybe someone else has a solution CC:ing gentoo-dev.. I'd really like to know if this is feasible DISCLAIMER: im not a hardcore C developer, so maybe I'm just not getting why this wouldn't work - -- Mike Wojcikiewicz CodeCrew mike@××××××××.net -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQE+vS5TzK7WDkEewTARAlh0AJ9KPZkqT+UdMwAvhOhk3FgACg9iegCdE50U XF7aWX5jh31HE8i27KGv24I= =Mpk/ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list

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