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To: Mike Wojcikiewicz <mike@...>
From: Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [gento o-user] Why headers? was:Mismatch between =?iso-88 59-1?q?gentoo-sources and?= linux-headers?
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 16:14:59 -0400
On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 12:52:32PM -0400, Mike Wojcikiewicz wrote:
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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

/usr/include/linux is, according to Linus, obsolete and _should not_ be 
symlinked to /usr/src/linux/[...]


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