[patch] gcc-3.2 problems: i2c local vs. kernel headers

Mark M. Hoffman mhoffman at lightlink.com
Tue Apr 29 19:15:48 CEST 2003

* Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> [2003-04-29 08:43:09 +0200]:

> I had similar problems as I switched to Slackware 9.0. The main problem
> is that I first asked the distribution to install kernel headers (as a
> package), and then installed and compiled my own kernel from sources.
> Then, as I tried to compile i2c and lm_sensors for this new kernel,
> headers were a complete mess. The clean solution I used is:
> 1* Remove the kernel headers package. This package installed all headers
> directly in /usr/include, where non-kernel headers also live. These
> files aren't needed once you have real kernel sources available.
> 2* Create the following symlinks (these are *directories*):
> /usr/include/asm -> /usr/src/linux/include/asm
> /usr/include/linux -> /usr/src/linux/include/linux
> This of course assume that you have a complete kernel source tree at
> /usr/src/linux.

Please read this:


Slackware and RedHat (glibc-kernheaders) are doing the right thing.

> After that, everything compiled smoothly, providing Christian's fix is
> *also* used. I don't really know why it works (since the change isn't
> supposed to actually change anything), but I know it did.

I haven't looked at this fix yet... but I will when I get the chance.
I have a RedHat 9 here I can try.


Mark M. Hoffman
mhoffman at lightlink.com

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