glibc headers versus linux kernel headers

Mike Frysinger
Mon Sep 14 02:31:00 GMT 2009

On Sunday 13 September 2009 22:03:53 Alexander Haley wrote:
> Compiling my own glibc 2.10.1 for a linux from scratch project, I ran
> into a scenario I'd like to know more about 'the right thing to do'.
> In a nutshell, the issue is that glibc wants to (during make install)
> overwrite kernel headers previously installed from kernel 2.6.31.
> for example: /usr/include/scsi/scsi.h - the linux kernel's make
> headers_install provides one, so does glibc's make install ....
> I'm not even sure of what my 'thought / question process' should be so
> as to arrive at a decision about which to keep ... any suggestions and
> or teaching about 'how things are put together' that will help me
> understand the answer?

they're pretty much the same thing.  most people use the one from glibc.
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