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    Is there a difference between kernel-source files amd header files?

    What are C header files?

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    Frank

  2. Re: New user question

    On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, FJG wrote:-

    >Is there a difference between kernel-source files amd header files?


    The kernel sources package includes virtually everything required to
    build your own kernel, including the header files, and so allows you to
    customise your kernel. The header files package is a much smaller
    package and doesn't include the sources. It just includes the header
    files which may be all that's required by a compiler when building
    software that's for a particular kernel version.

    >What are C header files?


    They contain various things, often they define constants used by the
    C/C++ compiler when building software.

    If you want more info, have a look here:



    >


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  3. Re: New user question

    David Bolt wrote:
    > On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, FJG wrote:-
    >
    >> Is there a difference between kernel-source files amd header files?

    >
    > The kernel sources package includes virtually everything required to
    > build your own kernel, including the header files, and so allows you to
    > customise your kernel. The header files package is a much smaller
    > package and doesn't include the sources. It just includes the header
    > files which may be all that's required by a compiler when building
    > software that's for a particular kernel version.
    >
    >> What are C header files?

    >
    > They contain various things, often they define constants used by the
    > C/C++ compiler when building software.
    >
    > If you want more info, have a look here:
    >
    >
    >
    > >
    >
    >
    > Regards,
    > David Bolt
    >

    Thanks David:


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