Confused about System Headers Warning

Chris Staub chris at
Fri Oct 9 19:58:36 PDT 2009

On 10/09/2009 09:39 PM, alupu at wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> The real confusion, in my case, is for people who'd like
> to go "beyond" the original LFS and, while not inclined
> to recompile/upgrade Glibc on each kernel point change,
> they still wish to keep up at least with the latest kernels.
> If I correctly read the second (last) warning sentence,
> would this mean that unless and until I upgrade Glibc
> I have to stay with whatever '/usr/include/...' I sanitized
> (make ... headers_install) with the kernel tarball I had
> at the time?
> Does anybody feel the Warning should be made a little
> more explicit (or am I too "raw" for these things)?
> Thank you in advance for your constructive comments.
> -- Alex
It just says that you don't take any newer headers from the kernel 
source and put them into /usr/include, and that's all it means. It says 
nothing about the kernel itself - only the headers. You certainly can 
upgrade the kernel without ever reinstalling the headers.

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