[Bug 216] couple of programs from kbd not installed

Mark Hymers markh at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Dec 10 13:54:25 PST 2001


On Mon, 10, Dec, 2001 at 06:58:50PM +0100, Marc Heerdink spoke thus..
> On Mon, 10 Dec 2001 12:41:13 -0500
> Gerard Beekmans <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org> babbled:
> 
> > On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 06:32:51PM +0100, Marc Heerdink wrote:
> > > First I'd like to investigate which of the not installed programs we
> > > want or need, and then make sure the descriptions match the installed
> > > programs. I don't think we will end up installing all of the programs
> > > in MISC, so we might need an enhanced patch that can be added to the
> > > MSB patch...
> > 
> > Let's not get into that. Install everything or nothing. There's no other
> > package (except gcc but that's a bit of a different story) where we only
> > install a select few programs. We aim to fully install it, then the user
> > him/herself can figure out, provided we list the contents of a package
> > properly, what he/she doesn't want to keep around.
> 
> I meant that some programs may only be used by kbd not itself, so we don't
> need to install the seperate programs as well. Other programs in the kbd
> suite may have the same functionality as the missing programs, because
> they're built from the object files of these programs. I'd like to
> investigate that first, before building duplicate programs.
Would you be willing to investigate that then?  I'm not too hot at
reading Makefiles but from what I see, they are individual programs
designed to be installed as extras.  That's how I read the Makefile
anyways - it specifically says, 

# Not installed by default
MISC    = screendump setlogcons setvesablank spawn_console spawn_login \
          getunimap clrunimap outpsfheader

then later we have:

install:        all
        install -d -m 755 $(BINDIR) $(LOADKEYS_BINDIR)
        install -s -m 0755 -o root $(PROGS) $(OLDPROGS) $(BINDIR)
#       install -s -m 0755 -o root $(MISC) $(BINDIR)
        install -c -m 0755 -o root $(SHCMDS) $(BINDIR)
etc..

which suggests that they are installable and usable as individual
programs.

What do you think?

Mark

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