Installing Linux Kernel (CHAPT 5)

Chad Simmons polpak at
Mon Jul 30 16:47:59 PDT 2001

--- Gerard Beekmans <gerard at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 04:26:33PM -0700, Chad Simmons wrote:
> > In the installation commands it has:
> > 
> > cp -a ../src/linux/include/linux . &&
> > mkdir asm &&
> > cp -a ../src/linux/include/asm/* asm
> > 
> > Whereas the Command Explainations has:
> > 
> > cp -R ../src/linux/include/linux . and mkdir asm &&
> > cp -a ../src/linux/include/asm/* .
> > 
> > Notice that the explaination uses -R for the linux includes whereas the
> command
> > uses -a. Also the cp for the asm dir in the explaination puts the files
> into
> > /usr/include not /usr/include asm
> That issue was resolved in the CVS version of the book already. You may
> want to consult the current cvs version ( -
> or any mirror site to see
> if things are fixed already.

Doh.. Sorry I shoulda checked. A friend of mine is installing from the 3.0pre4
book and was having some problems with installing the dynamic gcc. It was
complaining that it wasn't able to find stddef.h 
(which is in /usr/include/linux)

Anyway, thanks for not flaming me too harshly. =)

Chad Simmons

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