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6.9. Linux-Libc-Headers-

The Linux-Libc-Headers package contains the “sanitized” kernel headers.

Approximate build time: 0.1 SBU

Required disk space: 22 MB

Linux-Libc-Headers installation depends on: Coreutils

6.9.1. Installation of Linux-Libc-Headers

For years it has been common practice to use “raw” kernel headers (straight from a kernel tarball) in /usr/include, but over the last few years, the kernel developers have taken a strong stance that this should not be done. This gave birth to the Linux-Libc-Headers Project, which was designed to maintain an API stable version of the Linux headers.

Install the header files:

cp -R include/asm-i386 /usr/include/asm
cp -R include/linux /usr/include

Ensure that all the headers are owned by root:

chown -R root:root /usr/include/{asm,linux}

Make sure the users can read the headers:

find /usr/include/{asm,linux} -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find /usr/include/{asm,linux} -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

6.9.2. Contents of Linux-Libc-Headers

Installed headers: /usr/include/{asm,linux}/*.h

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The Linux headers API