New Linux Headers method

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Thu Oct 16 18:27:10 PDT 2008

Just FYI:

Seems that the headers_install (and therefore headers_check) command in 
the kernel source is a now a Perl script. This appears to be new in 2.6.27.x

See here:

There is a problem, however. The script uses open() but with 3 arguments 
instead of 2. From what I've found so far, this change in syntax was 
introduced in perl-5.8.0, so the installation of Linux Headers fails if 
the host's version of perl is < 5.8.0. I'm investigating possibilities, 
such as modifying the script to use two parameters, but at least for 
now, adding a minimal perl to /tools beforehand solves the issue.


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