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Old 04-10-2005, 12:51 PM   #16
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If you install a new library + headers the pkg-config pc file is overwritten. Any new apps will use the newest headers and libraries, any already installed apps will continue to link against whatever they were compiled against.
Not necessarily, you are assuming new version have exactly the same file name and install in exactly the same place and create exactly the same sym links, which is not always so. Sooner a later you are going to run into problems.
Old 04-10-2005, 06:54 PM   #17
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Originally posted by Komakino
RE: deleting the kernel sources
Why not? It's entirely safe to do so as long as you don't intend to compile anything that requires them. I think you're confusing that with the kernel headers under /usr/include/linux
there are those usespace kernel headers in /usr/include

then there are the actual headers and config information to the currently running kernel with a symlink "build" in the modules directory


as long as you don't intend to compile anything that requires them

i'm not sure you can anticipate never needing to link anything in kernel space against the actually running kernel -- but if your crystal ball is all that == then delete them and be sorry later when you were wrong

or i guess if you upgrade your kernel every two weeks then all the crystal ball has to predict is two weeks ahead


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