Upgrade to Linux-2.6.18

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 08:57:44 PST 2006

On 11/11/06, Jeremy Huntwork <jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> > If you don't like the above approach, then I suggest we put in an explanation as
> > to why we install to a temporary directory first and add the '-v' flag to the cp
> > command.
> Actually, after looking through the Linux Makefile a bit, I think our
> commands for chapter 5 linux-headers can be simplified to the following:
> patch -Np1 -i ../linux-
> make mrproper
> make headers_check
> cp -Rv usr/include/* /tools/include
> This is because the target 'headers_check' includes 'headers_install' as
> a dependency, and therefore runs that first:
> PHONY += headers_check
> headers_check: headers_install
>          $(Q)$(MAKE) -rR -f $(srctree)/scripts/Makefile.headersinst
> obj=include HDRCHECK=1
> And since we don't specify the variable INSTALL_HDR_PATH, it uses the
> default of "INSTALL_HDR_PATH=$(objtree)/usr", which means that the 'rm
> -rf' won't affect us at all. Also, diff shows no difference between the
> files in /tools/tmp/include built via the current method and those in
> usr/include.

I like this better. Cleaner, shorter, and it uses the defaults from
the package. And doing the check doesn't hurt ever. Jeremy, what tools
are needed in the check? I just don't want to add to the host system
requirements for the Ch. 5 headers.


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