Reasons for not removing the kernel source tree

Miguel Bazdresch lfs-01 at
Tue Aug 15 11:41:07 PDT 2006

* Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at> [2006-08-14 18:30]:
> On 8/14/06, Angel Tsankov <fn42551 at> 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?
> >>
> >> Building external kernel modules would be the main reason (ATI, Nvidia, 
> >etc.)
> >
> >Aha, and iptables probably, right?
> Iptables should build on its own. It uses netfilter from the kernel,
> but should provide its own headers or use the ones installed in
> /usr/include.

In my experience Fuse also needs to have the kernel sources (and
properly configured too, not just unpacked).

Miguel Bazdresch

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