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Bug 13741 - kernel header files miss some simlinks
kernel header files miss some simlinks
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-07-11 14:54 EDT by helmut katzgraber
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 19:16:29 EST
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Description helmut katzgraber 2000-07-11 14:54:10 EDT

it seems that there are some simlinks missing from the kernel header files
for kernel 2.2.16-3. code which would compile before with kernel 2.2.14,
does not compile any longer.

In file included from /usr/include/bits/posix1_lim.h:126,
                 from /usr/include/limits.h:30,
                 from /usr/include/g++-2/stl_algobase.h:49,
                 from /usr/include/g++-2/list:30,
                 from process_halos.cc:3:
/usr/include/bits/local_lim.h:27: linux/limits.h: No such file or
Comment 1 Pierre Thonne 2000-07-11 16:28:48 EDT

I have the same problem but it's simple to fix it :

Just create in /usr/include two symbolic links  :

asm -> /src/linux/include/asm
linux -> /src/linux/include/linux

If you don't know how to create the links, just with mc (midnight commander) :
- open the kernel-headers rpm file (versin 2.2.14) with enter on the file
- open the cpio file witj enter
- just copy the include directory in your /usr directory

that's all

Pierre Thonne
Comment 2 roger.bivand 2000-07-12 03:36:51 EDT
This is the same as #13291 and another (#135.., on Sparc), title
/usr/include/asm. As I note in #13291, a fix is to rpm -ivh --force the headers back in, but the links are still to the older headers. I found
that just making the /usr/include/asm and /usr/include/linux symlinks to the
/usr/src/ directories for 2.2.16-3 didn't solve all the problems.

What worries me most is that this hasn't been attended to yet!!

Comment 3 roger.bivand 2000-07-12 03:43:00 EDT
The number was #13517 - there are further helpful comments there
Comment 4 helmut katzgraber 2000-07-16 17:01:40 EDT


i tried adding the links by hand and it still does not work?!? could it be
related to the fact that i have a smp machine where the smp kernel is 2.2.16-3
whereas the "backup-no-smp-kernel" is 2.2.14-12? it complains now about

is there going to be a fixed kernel any time soon?

thanks, h.
Comment 5 Alan Cox 2002-12-14 19:16:29 EST
This was fixed later but the bug was not closed

Closing it now

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