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From: Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
To: Mike Wojcikiewicz <mike@××××××××.net>
Cc: gentoo-user@g.o, gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-user] Why headers? was:Mismatch between =?iso-8859-1?q?gentoo-sources and?= linux-headers?
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 20:15:02
Message-Id: 20030510201459.GA18001@cerberus.oppresses.us
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-user] Why headers? was:Mismatch between gentoo-sources and linux-headers? by Mike Wojcikiewicz
On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 12:52:32PM -0400, Mike Wojcikiewicz wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > 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
/usr/include/linux is, according to Linus, obsolete and _should not_ be symlinked to /usr/src/linux/[...] -- Jon Portnoy avenj/irc.freenode.net -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list