kernel package building

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Tue Jul 10 10:22:19 PDT 2007

On 7/10/07, Craig Jackson <craigmjackson at> wrote:
> > Which linux-headers project is that? The CLFS one? For x86, there's no
> > reason to not use the sanitization scripts that are shipped with the
> > kernel, i.e. make headers_install. Is this what you refer to as the
> > "raw" headers?
> I am referring to the linux-libc-headers package per the LFS
> instructions.  As far as I know it is used in both LFS and CLFS.  Is
> the new procedure going to be to do a make headers_install from the
> kernel sources as was done back in the day?

Oh. In LFS-dev, we're using headers_install (I don't believe there was
anything like this back in the day) since the kernel actually has the
ability to export the kernel headers now. Linux-libc-headers was a
project to fill that void before this was possible, but it's dead now
and unneeded.

CLFS spins their own headers using a similar process to
headers_install. The main reason, I believe, being that they want to
support more architectures and headers_install had been buggy for some
architectures. But you'd have to ask over there.


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