Kernel Headers Nitpick
randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Sep 27 16:15:36 PDT 2004
Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> In chapter 5.7, Linux-126.96.36.199 Headers it says:
>> "Because some packages need to refer to the kernel header files"
>> What's the chance someone could go in and change "some packages"
>> to whichever ones that actually use them (only Glibc, right?)
> The problem with putting specifics in is that we'll invariably miss
> something. The only other case I know of is out-of-tree kernel drivers.
> I suppose putting currently known cases in parantheses might work, e.g.:
> "Because some packages (e.g. glibc and out-of-tree kernel drivers) need
> to refer to the kernel header files".
> Having said that, glibc's _need_ for those headers is debatable, as some
> folks (including a libc-hacker) have successfully built glibc against
> the sanitized headers.
> You like opening cans of worms today don't you :)
I realize you're just teasing, but I brought it up because,
from a knowledge gaining standpoint, "some packages" leaves a
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