Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432354
missing and different header files in kernel-headers package
Last modified: 2008-04-14 15:05:57 EDT
Description of problem:
iptables-1.4.0 needs linux/compiler.h, which is not part of the kernel-headers
package. The netfilter headers in the /lib/modules/../build/include/linux are
different to the header files in /usr/include/linux (e.g. missing #include
<linux/in6.h> in ip6_tables.h).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Try to compile iptables-1.4.0-1 from dist CVS.
iptables cannot be built against kernel-headers without the proper header files.
i also noticed a similar problem while trying to compile a unrelated package.
on my i686 (non-x86_64) was installed X86_64 kernel headers.
what is it using from compiler.h ? Ie, where does it fail if you just remove the
From a quick look, there's nothing in that header that userspace should be using.
This may well be related to what's discussed in the thread at
Or it may just be that iptables contains its own broken copy of the headers
taken from the kernel without using 'make headers_install'.
no, the default kernel package contains /usr/include/asm files from x86_64 and
cause failure for any thing (in my case, a popular media player) to fail do to
incorrect versions of structures which it uses. it is definitely the
kernel-headers package at fault.
I believe iptables got fixed. Brian, if there is a bug in another userspace
package, please file a bug against that package and explain the problem in
detail. Cc me if it relates to abuse of kernel headers, and I'll try to help.