Linux Headers Installation

Reece Dunn msclrhd at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 11 12:11:34 PDT 2008


2008/10/11 Randy McMurchy <randy at linuxfromscratch.org>:
> Hi all,
>
> There's a minor ticket about explaining what the installation
> commands in the Linux Headers installation do, and it occurred
> to me that is it possible that there's a redundant step?
...
> Now here is where I don't really see the need for two commands:
>
> make INSTALL_HDR_PATH=dest headers_install
> cp -rv dest/include/* /usr/include
>
> Couldn't we just use the command:
>
> make INSTALL_HDR_PATH=/usr headers_install
>
> and be done with it?

Hi,

I asked this question on 21/11/2007 ("Linux Headers question"
[http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-dev/2007-November/060618.html]),
which likely resulted in that ticket item. I got essentially the same
response from Thomas Trepl and Mark Rosenstand:

Thomas Trepl wrote:
> Because this would clean the /usr/include first and than install the headers.
> With this, some installed headers will be lost.

- Reece



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