Unpacking kernel source produces duplicate files
Hi. Please excuse me I'm new at this, but the newbie section just didn't seem appropriate. I can't seem to unpack/extract the kernel source without difficulty. I've tried every 2.6 version. They all turn up several duplicate .h and .c files. I'm not sure whether I should agree to write over the previous or not. Maybe I need both copies. I've considered extracting twice, choosing both options, but then the files couldn't be configured properly. I should include that I'm using XP and I'm extracting with 7-zip. I can't see why either of those should be a problem. I'm obviously not going to develop on XP, I just want to study the source. I have good info for that, and I just want to be sure I have everything I need and it's in order. That's all. Any opinions out there?