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Old 10-14-2005, 09:27 AM   #1
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Question Debian Kernel Files Location??


Ok - this is a really silly question... I recently converted to Debian from Suse9.2...

I am running Sarge, with 2.6.8-2-i386 Kernel.

My question is - where are the linux source header files located?

What package should I install with Synaptic to get them?

I am trying to install VMWare, and it keeps asking for the location of the kernel header files. I looked in /usr/scr/linux, and it is an empty directory.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 12:03 PM   #2
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Install linux-headers-2.6.8-2-i386
 
Old 10-14-2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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you should also probably

apt-get install kernel-package
 
Old 10-14-2005, 08:31 PM   #4
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This is something that i don't think debian does right...i think they should install the corresponding header files along with the installed kernel. So many people run into this problem that it's become almost an epidemic...they should just do it. it is an extra 40 megs or so installed, but i think that it is an important part of any user's system.

peace.
mike
 
Old 10-14-2005, 09:05 PM   #5
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Just to let you all know - I was able to apt-get the correct package. It downloaded as a bgzip file. I had to up-pack it. Then I just made a link to the folder that it unpacked to.

It was kind of a pain - but problem solved.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 01:50 AM   #6
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you apt-get (all right, apt-got) a bgzip file???
 
  


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