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

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Tue Jan 28 10:07:28 PST 2003


On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:47:49 +0000 (UTC)
dagmar.wants at nospam.com (Dagmar d'Surreal) wrote:

> 
> Symlinks from /usr/include/linux make the Baby Torvalds(*) cry.  

ROFL ;-)

I think there is one simple point that needs to be clarified (Im sure
you agree).

Symlinks are ONLY useful if the target can potentially change.

since the /usr/include/[asm|linux] hierarchies are ONTHING TO DO WITH
the kernel, and are in fact, the systems glibcs' idea of the ABI *IT*
was compiled with, then they should only change when *GLIBC* changes

The upshot of the above is that linking to the (changeable) linux source
dir is simply incorrect semantically in any case.
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