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FS#59614 - [linux-headers] Move kernel headers to /usr/src

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tommy Schmitt (spinka) - Saturday, 11 August 2018, 12:20 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 00:40 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No



Currently development headers for Arch Linux kernels are installed under '/usr/lib/modules/<kernel_ver>/build/' which is unusual among major linux distros. I checked this in Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and OpenSuse and all of them install headers under '/usr/src/<kernel_ver>/'.

I think you may consider moving headers to '/usr/src/<kernel_ver>/' to be consistent with common practices (some tools may expect headers in /usr/src/) unless there is a specific reason for current approach (which I didn't find).

This change should be coordinated with 'dkms' package.
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 00:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  in trunk