Bug 15017 - Bad sym links in /usr/include
Bad sym links in /usr/include
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: 2000-08-01 13:57 EDT by daryl herzmann
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-01 13:57:39 EDT
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Description daryl herzmann 2000-08-01 13:57:38 EDT
On two seperate installs now, I have had /usr/include/linux and
/usr/include/asm point to the wrong directory.  It points to the 2.4
headers and not hte 2.2.16.  Or am I confused here....
Comment 1 Alan Cox 2000-08-01 14:32:35 EDT
It points to the headers matching the glibc library set not your current kernel.
This is correct for
all glibc systems
Comment 2 Brian J. Conway 2000-08-01 16:57:02 EDT
If this won't be changing accoding to your kernel, do you think then that it
might be a wise idea to not have these symlinked at all?  It would clear a lot
of confusion to just have the necessary 2.4 asm and linux directories in
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2000-08-25 12:49:59 EDT
I'm not sure I agree with this resolution (though I admit I may not know enough
to disagree).

I just installed RH7 and installed the NVidia X4.0.1 drivers by hand.  The
instructions I was reading were referring to /usr/include/linux/autoconf.h,
which was supposed to match my CURRENT kernel, which is very much 2.2.16.  There
was talk about setting the AGP module, etc, which to my knowledge doesn't exist
under 2.2.x.  I thought the NVidia driver knows what kernel to build for based
upon these #defines.

Correct me if I'm wrong.....

- Matt

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