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Re: FLAME____ Why is the kernel source not included



On Friday 15 October 2004 11:50, Paul Howarth wrote:
>Filippos Klironomos wrote:
>>>As Jakob mentioned earlier, properly-written modules should be
>>> built against the headers in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build rather
>>> than /usr/src; it may well be that lots of module providers don't
>>> currently do this despite the fact that it's been the standard
>>> way of doing things for some time time now, but if the module
>>> writers can't keep up with the build system, they're hardly
>>> likely to be able to keep up with changes in the underlying
>>> kernel either.
>>
>> I have another probably silly question. Doesn't
>> /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build usually point to /usr/src/linux?
>>
>> I would swear it does, but I am away from my machine right now...
>
>On FC1, yes:
>ls -ld / /lib /lib/modules /lib/modules/`uname -r`
> /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build drwxr-xr-x  25 root root 4096 Sep 29
> 15:30 /
>drwxr-xr-x   9 root root 4096 Sep 16 05:21 /lib
>drwxr-xr-x   6 root root 4096 Aug 12 16:10 /lib/modules
>drwxr-xr-x   4 root root 4096 Aug 12 16:10
> /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2199.nptl lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root   41 Aug
> 12 16:10
>/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2199.nptl/build ->
> ../../../usr/src/linux-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl
>
>On FC2, no:
>ls -ld / /lib /lib/modules /lib/modules/`uname -r`
> /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build drwxr-xr-x  34 root root 4096 Aug 25
> 09:52 /
>drwxr-xr-x   9 root root 4096 Sep 14 05:10 /lib
>drwxr-xr-x   7 root root 4096 Sep 29 12:08 /lib/modules
>drwxr-xr-x   5 root root 4096 Sep 27 14:21 /lib/modules/2.6.8-1.521
>drwxr-xr-x  17 root root 4096 Aug 23 09:56
> /lib/modules/2.6.8-1.521/build
>
>Paul.

Mmm, call me puzzled, Paul. 'build' is a link on this upgraded to FC2 
system, not a directory as you are showing.  Whence the difference he 
asks?


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