glibc and kernel headers

Richard Lightman richard at
Thu Nov 7 04:06:51 PST 2002

* Ulrich Fahrenberg <uli at> [2002-11-07 11:55]:
> Why do people (apparently) have /usr/src/linux lying around crowding
> their harddisks, if it's not needed for any programs to compile
> against? Just so they can compile new kernels now and then?
Some packages create kernel modules (like alsa). These need a fully
configured set of kernel headers and (ought to) look for them by
following the /lib/modules/*/build symlink (unless you tell them
to look elsewhere).

Also, you can find all sorts of useful clues with:
grep whatever -r /usr/src/linux/Documentation

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