[RFC] kernel tree to /usr/src [was: Re: jhalfs and kernel tree]

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 10:52:02 PDT 2006


On 8/15/06, Stef Bon <stef at bononline.tk> wrote:
> Dan Nicholson wrote:
>
> > So, I'd rather save the kernel source in another directory. Maybe
> > /usr/share/linux. That's where I put them in my builds. You can always
> > move the tree to whatever location is needed by another package which
> > _really_ needs the kernel source.
>
> When it comes to sources of the kernel sources, why not put it in the root:
>
> /root/source
>
> for example.
>
> Any other user should never compile the kernel.

In actuality, the kernel developers suggest that root should _never_
compile the kernel. This was brought up on the DIY mailing list.

http://www.diy-linux.org/pipermail/diy-linux-dev/2006-July/000834.html
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/430220

--
Dan



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