glibc and kernel headers

Richard Lightman richard at
Thu Nov 7 00:23:35 PST 2002

* Ulrich Fahrenberg <uli at> [2002-11-07 07:49]:
> Hi,
> LFS-book/4.0/chapter06/kernel.html:
> ``The essential part is where Linus states that the header files
> should be the ones which glibc was compiled against.''
> When I was compiling glibc, /usr/src/linux did not exist (actually it
> did not exist during all of my chapter 6 compilations). glibc-make
> didn't complain.
> Until now, things seem to be OK, but should I be worried about glibc
> not being compiled against any kernel sources? (If the answer is yes,
> I'd prefer to start over again before I do too much BLFS stuff...)
glibc does not use /usr/src/linux/. It uses /usr/include/. Shortly
before installing glibc was a section called "Installation of the
kernel headers". In that section, you installed the kernel headers for
glibc in /usr/include/.

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