Re: [patch] ppp-2.2f/2.3.x, glibc 2, and Linux 2.x

Albert D. Cahalan (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 13:52:31 -0400 (EDT)

>> Why did glibc abandon asm/string.h?
> For many reasons. To keep the namespace clean for ISO C,
> POSIX, XPG4. To decouple the libc's types from the kernel,
> as we plan on making some changes underneath the hood.
>> pppd _REQUIRES_ linux/pppd.h amongst others [some flags
>> not present in glibc].
> What pppd requires (if more than the <net/*.h> headers,
> and it would seem not from the 2.3.x success report!),
> is its own copy of whatever it thinks it ought to be
> getting from the kernel.

That is not a general solution because kernel header files
may vary by architecture. What do you expect the app to do,
keep an arch directory of its own?