the /usr/src/linux symlink
jeremy at jutley.org
Tue Jan 4 02:09:31 PST 2005
There was recently some discussion on BLFS-Dev regarding the
/usr/src/linux symlink to the current kernel sources, and how this
symlink can cause complications for certain programs (cdrecord being the
most frequent one that comes to mind).
I know the LFS book itself does not mention making this symlink,
however, in many locations in the docs internal to the kernel, this is
referenced. I also know that any package which goes looking for this
symlink is behaving improperly - the only things that NEED kernel
sources are 3rd-party kernel modules, and they should be gathering those
However, given the frequency that this problem crops up, a note in the
book might be warranted, explaining the situation and why it's incorrect.
Just looking for comments from the community, as the developer staff is
of mixed opinions on this.
More information about the lfs-dev