[PATCH] Add extra headers to linux-libc-dev

Soren Hansen soren at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 12 22:26:20 UTC 2007

On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 12:46:34PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 12:24 +0100, Soren Hansen wrote:
> > Added
> > include/linux/netfilter_ipv6/ip6t_mh.h
> > include/linux/netfilter/xt_quota.h
> > to linux-libc-dev to fix iptables build of those two extensions.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Soren Hansen <soren at ubuntu.com>
> The question here is, are these headers needed for libc, or for some
> other application?

They're needed for iptables. Fabio and Colin seemed to at least at some
point have agreed that iptables should build against linux-libc-dev
rather than linux-headers-whatever:


> This package is only meant to support the bare minimum that libc
> headers require in order to export a standard C environment.  It's not
> meant to include headers that random programs require for specialized
> compilations.

Erm... ok? How do all the other files in /usr/include/linux/netfilter,
all of /usr/include/linux/dvb, and most of the stuff in
/usr/include/linux just to name a few fit into that criteria?

Soren Hansen
Ubuntu Server Team
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