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From: Mike Wojcikiewicz <mike@...>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Why headers? was:Mismatch between gentoo-sources and linux-headers?
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 12:52:32 -0400
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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
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Mike Wojcikiewicz
CodeCrew
mike@...
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