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Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:52:43 +0100
From: Olivier Goudron <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Question about missing linux/version.h while statically
 compiling Redis

Thanks to your explainations Nagy, i have understand what was needed.

The compilation goes further but end now here :
debug.c:37:22: error: execinfo.h: No such file or directory

Does execinfo.h is specific to gnu libc ?


2013/1/25 Szabolcs Nagy <>:
> * John Spencer <> [2013-01-25 14:59:44 +0100]:
>> On 01/25/2013 01:43 PM, Olivier Goudron wrote:
>> >config.h:87:27: error: linux/version.h: Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
>> >
>> >What should i do ?
>> >
>> >Can i copy the linux/version.h from my local glibc include directory
>> >to musl-libc include directory ?
>> >
>> >Thanks in advance, Olivier.
>> >
>> as linux/ suggests, this is a linux header, and not related to the
>> libc in use.
>> i.e. everything in linux/ is provided by the linux kernel.
> debian has a linux-libc-dev and libc6-dev
> (glibc) depends on it
> i guess other systems are similar, so you
> have a /usr/include/linux directory on a
> glibc system
> musl does not depend on the linux headers
> and you cannot use the host's /usr/include
> with musl, you need to install all the
> dependencies of redis (in this case the
> linux headers) to a musl specific prefix
>> sabotage linux has a package linux-kernel-headers which has a
>> download url for a header tarball that includes linux/version.h:
> i assume the arch specific asm dirs are included
> (the contents of include/ and arch/$ARCH/include/
> are needed)
>> the inclusion from config.h suggests that there was a configure
>> check for this header which for some reason (you may want to inspect
>> config.log) succeeded despite the lack of this header on your
>> system.
> yes that's probably wrong
>> btw: french error messages are not very helpful
> before sending a bugreport:
> export LC_ALL=C;
> (it's enough to set LC_MESSAGES but LC_ALL is shorter)

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