Safer linux-headers install

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Wed Jul 11 06:21:09 PDT 2007

On 7/11/07, Greg Schafer <gschafer at> wrote:
> Dan Nicholson wrote:
> > When you run `make headers_install' from the kernel, it will remove all
> > headers not from the kernel list in INSTALL_HDR_PATH. This bites people
> > who try to reinstall them,
> > I think we should just use a temporary path and cp it to /usr/include
> > since this is safer for all cases and removes the problem of silently
> > removing glibc's headers.
> Agreed. I've received occasional complaints about this in the DIY build.
> Tho' if you're going to change it, you should consider giving the same
> treatment to Ch 5 for consistency's sake. (the headers being wiped in Ch5
> are those from the Binutils install, which luckily, are not needed).

Probably right about that.


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