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Re: [SLUG] What are "Kernel Headers"
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] What are "Kernel Headers"
- From: O Plameras <oscarp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2004 14:09:28 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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These are files package with the source codes,
and are located under the directory ....../include/
Another way of saying is that these are files are
identified with suffix of '.h' and are required to
compile Linux kernel.
These files are always included in the source code
distributions of Linux. So, if you downloaded the
distribution itself, you have everything you needed
I was looking at this site myself this morning because
I had problems compiling the latest Kernel.
Rod Butcher wrote:
Can somebody tell me what "Kernel Headers" are and where they reside
on my box ? Are they installed at initial installation by7 default ?
The mandrake doc in the kernel source rpm says the headers are in a
separage package to the source and I need both to compile the kernel.
Search in Mandrake's repository draws a blank, but I find rpms for
other distros such as kernel-headers-2.6.7-1.i586.rpm in the "Polish
Linux" repository. Are the headers specific to a particular patch
level - i.e. I have the mandrake source patched for low latency...
would the headers still be standard 184.108.40.206 ?
The problem I'm running into is documementation that mentions you need
something but doesn't tell you what it is named, where it is found on
your system if you have it or where to obtain it. Given that sort of
information and accurate configuration information I can help myself.