Arch: Should I pin linux-api-headers to match the pinned linux version?

  • Posted March 1, 2015

I’m running Arch x86-64 on my droplet. I just noticed that pacman -Syyu was updating linux-api-headers to version 3.18.5-1-x86_64. Digital Ocean requires that the kernel remain pinned at (their build of?) linux-3.8.4-1.

Am I right in thinking that the sanitized userland kernel headers should be pinned at the same version as the Linux kernel version the droplet is running?


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No. linux-api-headers is part of the toolchain (along with gcc, glibc and binutils).