[OE-core] [PATCH 1/2] kernel-headers: linux kernel headers

Josh Cartwright joshc at ni.com
Wed Aug 26 17:55:47 UTC 2015

Hey Bruce-

(Just dug this up because it was relevant to a conversation in the

On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 11:20:11PM -0300, Bruce Ashfield wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 5:35 PM, Juro Bystricky <juro.bystricky at intel.com> wrote:
> > Header files and scripts for building modules for Linux kernel.
> >
> > A set of files is needed to allow building new Linux kernel modules
> > against an already installed Linux kernel. The files include various
> > header files, script files, Makefiles, source code files for several
> > utility programs and Linux kerenl .config file.
> We already have our kernel devsrc packages. This is simply creating more
> copies of the same functionality.

The kernel-devsrc package contains much more than is explicitly required
just to build external kernel modules (a full kernel source tree isn't
required), and the kernel-dev package doesn't install enough.  Right
now, there is no "just enough".

> If you have issues with devsrc .. why aren't you fixing it ? It certainly
> shouldn't be left as is, while introducing something new.

I would expect this -headers package to contain a subset of what -devsrc
is currently installing; might an option be to make the -devsrc package
depend on this -headers package?

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