/usr/src/linux & /usr/src/linux-2.4.20 directories

Ronald Hummelink ronald at hummelink.xs4all.nl
Sat Jan 25 08:45:19 PST 2003


On Wed, 2003-01-22 at 22:12, Richard Lightman wrote:
> * Jeremy Herbison <herbie at autobotcity.net> [2003-01-22 20:42]:
> > Since we don't symlink header files, there is no need to keep the kernel
> > source tree at all AFAIK. Of course if you want to that's cool, but
> > there should be no need to make the linux symlink or anything.
> > 
> The kernel sources are reuired to compile externel kernel modules
> like alsa.

Yes, and usually you compile modules for the running kernel and the path
to the running kernel has been for a long long time 
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build -- hence there is no need really to
symlink anything. Any apps that expect the sources in /usr/src/linux are
kindof broken.

Ronald

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