[Aboriginal] Headers

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Tue Sep 30 08:01:42 PDT 2014

On 09/29/14 21:18, stephen Turner wrote:
> Im having problems finding the info I want which probobly means im not
> asking the right question the right way. I want to know two things,
> firstly can you use newer headers with older kernels or older headers
> with newer kernels?

You can always use older headers with newer kernels. The other way is
not recommended and can give random segfaults when it tries to use
features that aren't there. (I.E. kernel headers provide backwards but
not forwards compatability.)

> Second i see that both the libc and gcc installs
> libs and headers. I would like to know more about libs and headers and
> such in general.

Here's a link to a bunch of links:


> Anyone have good links for this kind of reading material? If so I would
> greatly appreciate a point in the right direction.

I need to do a proper tutorial on this someday, but my todo list runneth

In addition to the OLS 2007 tutorial link I pointed at (in the marc.info
message above), I also had a web page for that tutorial at:


Which has a lot of good info but unfortunately trailis off into unedited
slush and sentence fragments. (As so many things I never had time to
actually _finish_ do, ala http://landley.net/aboriginal/history.html and
http://landley.net/kdocs/local/hotplug-history.html and so on...)



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