Where to put Linux kernel source tree

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Sun Feb 23 13:44:06 PST 2003


On Sun, 23 Feb 2003 15:37:19 -0600
"DJ Lucas" <dj_me at swbell.net> wrote:

> That e-mail was intened to reinforce why we copy the headers
> and not symlink them, unfortunately the example Linus used, touched on
> another subject.  /usr/src/linux is a good place for simplicity, as it
> is the way it's always been done.

Agreed.

however one point is that if you keep

/usr/src/linux-x.x.xx

and have a symlink from /usr/src/linux to /usr/src/linux-x.x.xx, then
you can keep multiple copies of the kernel source, and apps that need to
poke about in CURRENT kernel headers can always find them in
/usr/src/linux.
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