Reasons for not removing the kernel source tree

rblythe rblythe714 at comcast.net
Mon Aug 14 17:46:08 PDT 2006


Angel Tsankov wrote:
> The LFS 6.1.1 book says that "the Linux source tree is often retained 
> for a long time." What reasons may one have to do this?

Some packages require the kernel source be available for the package to 
install.  One in particular: RT2500 driver for my wireless card.  Other 
packages will say in the README or INSTALL file whether or not they 
require the kernel source to be present for installation.



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