STAP-PREP(1)               General Commands Manual              STAP-PREP(1)

NAME         top

       stap-prep - prepare system for systemtap use

SYNOPSIS         top

       stap-prep [ KERNEL_VERSION ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       The stap-prep executable prepares the system for systemtap use by
       installing kernel headers, debug symbols and build tools that match
       the currently running kernel or optionally the kernel version given
       by the user.

       The exact behavior of stap-prep may be customized by the distribution
       maintainers. It might for example only give suggestions and not
       actually install the required packages if that is difficult to

EXAMPLES         top

              $ stap-prep
              Please install linux-image-3.2.0-2-amd64-dbg

SEE ALSO         top


BUGS         top

       Use the Bugzilla link of the project web page or our mailing list. ,<>.

COLOPHON         top

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