[blfs-support] LFS and updates

Pierre Lorenzon devel at pollock-nageoire.net
Mon Dec 17 09:39:53 PST 2012


From: Simon Geard <delgarde at ihug.co.nz>
Subject: Re: [blfs-support] LFS and updates
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:04:29 +1300

> On Sun, 2012-12-16 at 13:36 +0100, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Yes, the book explains that for any major update of toolchain, all the
>> system should be rebuilt. However, I would like your opinion for those
>> who use lfs everyday.
>> 
>> My plan is as follows: building lfs on sda1, then blfs on sda2, mounted
>> in /usr/local.
> 
> Be careful with that. Just because you've built everything with
> --prefix=/usr/local, doesn't mean everything ended up there. In
> particular, watch for stuff ending up in /etc and /var, as many packages
> assume those locations are valid unless explicitly overridden with
> --sysconfdir and --localstatedir...
> 
> 
>> I can't believe everyone on lfs rebuild all his system at each update.
>> Rebuilding some part, yes; but all the blfs system...
> 
> Living with LFS is a great way to learn advanced shell scripting... :)

  Sure ! Even if you do not particularly like bash has I do !

  Pierre


> 
> Simon.



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