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  • From: Eric Sandall <eric AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [SM-Discuss] Glibc and kernel headers(fwd from sm-commits)
  • Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 23:56:32 -0700

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 07:41:17 +0100 (CET)
Andra┼ż 'ruskie' Levstik <ruskie AT> wrote:

> I'm just forwarding this to discuss so that it can be better
> discussed:
> :2009-03-26T09:51:Ladislav Hagara:
> > We should ensure we all have the same headers.
> > Seems glibc doesn't use last headers by default, that should be
> > changed. I know there are developers who don't agree with it. Even
> > glibc from our iso does't use sanitized headers.
> Agree with the ensure the same headers. Disagree with what those
> should be...
> What they should be is something either UPSTREAM or WE package. If
> upstream one less thing for us. If we then it should be part of the
> glibc spell update to always update to latest headers and let people
> test it out and see if anything breaks. If nothing that should go in
> as stable and be done with it. Then when next glibc release is out
> repeat with newer headers. If someone wants to update the headers in
> between then so be it but they should be a static target not a moving
> target as defined by upstream linux and our current spell setup.
> Hope this will get something out of it.

I have committed a change to test for glibc that uses the a specific
version of the linux kernel for headers, much as the sanitized headers
do. This way we get the headers directly from the kernel (as intended)
and *we* do not have to do any header packaging for each release we
want to support (and for each architecture).


Eric Sandall | Source Mage GNU/Linux Developer
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