[SOLVED] what happen if i delete all kernel headers?
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By typing "function of linux kernel headers" into a search engine, the first hit included this quote without having to open the link.
A kernel header is a summation of a kernel's instructions that an application can refer to in order to create kernel modules. Without access to the kernel header, many programs cannot function properly on your Linux machine.
So my guess is removing them would be a bad idea.
Last edited by Randicus Draco Albus; 08-27-2014 at 12:11 AM.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Jessie, Sid/Experimental, playing with LFS.
None of my machines (Debian) have ever had the kernel headers package installed. When I was using Ubuntu I can only remember seeing it installed on Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn). I don't know if my Slackware install has them or not.
yes, usually you do not need them (just in the case you want to build a new kernel module), but actually for example installing an ati driver requires kernel headers, so probably you may want to install later something which uses....