Re: older kernels + new glibc?

From: Richard B. Johnson
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 07:19:37 EST

On Mon, 29 Mar 2004, Lev Lvovsky wrote:

> On Mar 29, 2004, at 2:10 PM, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > You didn't care to read what I said? I said to remove those sym-links.
> > They must be replaced by headers that were in-use around the time
> > the C library code was compiled, preferably the exact same headers.
> >
> > There must not be any sym-link in the /usr/include/... directories
> > pointing to any kernel headers. That way, you can add new kernels
> > without ever screwing up your compiler.
> Understood. Incidentally, the glibc-kernheaders package included with
> RH 7.3 creates those files as symlinks, I'm sure however that they were
> there for the compilation of glibc. The disconnect that I forsee, is
> that I will be running the 2.2.26 with kernel headers from a 2.4.x
> kernel - would this be the correct thing to do?

To be absolutely sure you don't end up making user-mode code that
doesn't work, I would remove those sym-links and replace them with
the actual headers that are known to work.

> I suppose I mirror the sentiments of DervishD on this from his post.
> -lev

Dick Johnson
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