Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219592
Last modified: 2008-01-06 16:29:33 EST
Description of problem:
Although a kernel update has been provided (2.6.17-1.2142) there is no matching
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
If only there was!
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ftp download.fedora.redhat.com
2. dir kernel*
3. dir glibc-kernheaders*
step 32 above shows nothing
There must be matching included files whenever a kernel is updated.
Otherwise compilation will produce severe inoperability because old headers will
contain structure definitions that are very very wrong.
Surely include files (/usr/include/linux/*) should always be updated at same
time as kernel? After all, the include files are ipso-facto the interface to the
kernel, with glibc being the conduit. Most kernel updates will probably affect
non-glibc interfaces (eg dvb, v4l, all those file+ioctl interfaces), so it is
reasonable to update kernel, and kernel include files, leaving glibc relatively
stable and unchanged.
It doesn't make any sense to have files like /usr/include/linux/dvb/* somehow
related to glibc via glibc-kernheaders when glibcs has next-to-nothing in the
way of interfaces to dvb.
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
In Fedora 7 there is a matching kernel-headers-188.8.131.52-52.fc7 package for the