Re: ANN: LKMB (Linux Kernel Module Builder) version 0.1.16

From: Olaf Titz (
Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 15:03:04 EST

> > Whoever invented this /lib/modules/... scheme should have known that
> > it provokes this sort of misunderstandings, not to mention is broken
> > in other ways too.
> it was Linus who decreed this to be the standard;)

no matter who decreed it. Even Linus may be wrong sometimes.

> yes, and most of the time you want to compile against the currently
> running kernel, at which point `uname -r` comes in handy; for other
> kernels you just change the path a bit.
> make install and make modules_install make the symlink right already....
> it's a 99% solution, sure, but it's ok for all but a few cases.

And what's exactly wrong with the other 99% solution of putting it in
/usr/src/linux-`uname -r` ? This has exactly the same advantages but
doesn't mix up between development and runtime environment; /usr/src
is clearly where source belongs and /lib/modules is an install target.

Even Linus has finally accepted that the root of the source tree is
best called linux-$VERSION rather than just linux, so this is not an
obstacle either.


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