Re: kbuild 2.5 is ready for inclusion in the 2.5 kernel

From: tomas szepe (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 20:39:41 EST

> >So what should it point to? I have had more trouble when some Debian
> >package made it not a symlink and if I tried to compile something
> >which needed correct headers for the version I am using I get very
> >strange errors which are hard to diagnose.
> Linus has spoken. /usr/include/{linux,asm} must not be a symlink that
> points to kernel code that is updated. glibc must contain the linux
> and asm files that were used to build glibc and those files must not
> change until you change glibc. glibc must take a copy of the kernel
> headers at glibc build time or (much less desirable) it can symlink to
> a set of kernel headers that are guaranteed to never change.
> Having glibc linking to some random set of kernel headers is a recipe
> for disaster. kbuild 2.5 deliberately handles the asm symlink
> differently from the old kbuild system, to detect and correct broken
> installations.

Fair enough. I suggest, though, that you put a similar explanation
into kbuild 2.5 documentation.


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