New Linux Headers method

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Thu Oct 16 20:52:13 PDT 2008

Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
>> 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.
> Update, the change in syntax occurred in 5.6.0. See here: 

And one last update, here's a patch that makes it backwards compatible. 
I sent this to the kernel list. Not sure if they'll care about being 
compatible with versions older than 5.6.0, but we'll see what happens.


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