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Bug 577460 - sys-kernel/linux-headers-4.1 should exists, as sys-kernel/vanilla-sources-4.1.XXX is Long Term Support version.
Summary: sys-kernel/linux-headers-4.1 should exists, as sys-kernel/vanilla-sources-4.1...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers
: 579684 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-03-15 09:52 UTC by Yuriy Dmitriev
Modified: 2016-04-13 16:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Yuriy Dmitriev 2016-03-15 09:52:57 UTC
Today sys-kernel/linux-headers-4.1 go out from Portage tree. I think, this is incorrect, as sys-kernel/vanilla-sources-4.1.XXX declared as Long Term Support version.
Comment 1 Alex Xu (Hello71) 2016-03-18 01:29:47 UTC
no, linux headers are complicated and have to do with libc.

linux-headers are deliberately separate from sources.
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2016-03-18 04:42:40 UTC
most likely in regards to my use of "LTS" in the commit message when i purged some.  meh.
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2016-04-12 08:06:08 UTC
*** Bug 579684 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Tomáš Mózes 2016-04-13 15:31:25 UTC
I greatly admire your knowledge/skills Mike. However some users (including me) don't have that knowledge - would it be possible to write up a wiki page regarding this? 

For example:

To sum it up, it says that you *should* use the latest linux-headers and it does not matter they do not match your kernel version. For example, if you have kernel 4.1, you should use the latest headers (let's say 4.5) because when you upgrade your kernel to 4.5, you will not have to recompile glibc.

However what about the other users for linux-headers?
Comment 5 Tomáš Mózes 2016-04-13 16:06:19 UTC
Please correct what is wrong at:

Thank you!