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Old 06-28-2008, 08:59 AM
Bastian Blank
Default Bug#488343: linux-headers-2.6.24-1-686: useless dependency on gcc-4.1

On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 08:49:46AM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> Because you have to use the same compiler version that was used to
> compile the kernel in order to compile modules.

This is only true on ia64 currently. The other arches stopped embedding
the compiler version in the module ABI.

> And the linux-headers
> package allows you to compile modules, so it makes sense to depend on
> the gcc version used to compile the kernel.

The kernel still have stricter requirements for the compiler, so the
forced usage of the same compiler is the IMHO best/easiest way to stop
people doing stupid things.


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