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Old 05-11-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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make headers_install deleted header files

Hi All,

I am working on a user-space application. The application build successfully before
make headers_install INSTALL_HDR_PATH=/usr
Now my application fails during build.

The command installed the headers, but then automatically deleted

Now i am stuck in the middle of nowhere.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this issue?
Can i cleanup the mess created by make headers_install INSTALL_HDR_PATH=/usr
Old 05-11-2012, 04:00 AM   #2
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That's very strange.

check /usr/include (ls /usr/include), and check for directories like asm-generic/ & linux/ in /usr. If /usr/include/*.h is gone, restore a backup or reinstall. You won't build much without header files, and I gather you are building stuff.
Old 05-11-2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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# ls /usr/include/
arm-linux-gnueabi asm-generic drm mtd netash neteconet netiucv netrose python2.6 rpc sound xen
arpa c++ linux nautilus-sendto netatalk netinet netpacket nfs python2.7 rpcsvc video xfce4
asm dbus-1.0 mm net netax25 netipx netrom protocols rdma scsi X11 xorg
This is all i have in /usr/include/

How can i restore a backup or reinstall
Old 05-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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Problem Solved.

The correct command to export kernel headers for user-space application is below

make headers_install INSTALL_HDR_PATH=/usr/include

I have given /usr instead of /usr/include

I recovered the deleted files in /usr/include by reinstalling the libc-dev using the following command

apt-get install lib6-dev --reinstall

business_kid, Thanks for your time and help.


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