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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Preparing kernel headers

There will be occasional times where we'll face the need to compile code, which requires the kernel headers. Kernel headers are the source code of the Linux kernel. In this first recipe, we'll explain the steps required to accomplish the task of preparing the kernel headers for compilation.

Getting ready

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How to do it...

Let's begin the process of preparing the kernel headers:

  1. Execute the following script to prepare the kernel sources:
    prepare-kernel-sources
    
    How to do it...
  2. Copy the following directory and its entire contents:
    cd /usr/src/linux
    cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/ ...

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