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Old 01-25-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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what if I can't find headers as new as my kernel?


The newest kernel I could find at kernel.ftp.org is 2.6.27-13 (in fact it's dated today). But I can't find matching kernel headers (MEPIS-specific or not) there, or on Synaptic, or anywhere else. Can I use older headers? It doesn't sound right, but I don't know what else to do.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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You don't really want to update the kernel headers to match your
running kernel; keep them on the level that libc was compiled against.



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Old 01-25-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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Well, kernel headers are only used when your distribution install the kernel from a pre compiled package like .deb or .rpm so like is a precompiled the kernel source is not fully available so you use the kernel headers to help applications or drivers that need to know things about the kernel you are running before install. Like you downloaded the full kernel source and the compiled it by hand them your kernel headers are with the package you extracted (normaly inside /usr/linux).

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