bin86 suggestion pertaining to lilo

Bill Maltby LFS Related lfsbill at
Mon Jul 8 14:43:58 PDT 2002

On Mon, 8 Jul 2002, Andrew Friedley wrote:

> lilo only requires bin86 to compile it, not to use lilo in a completed
> system.
> lilo is the only app that depends on bin86. (reply if you know of any
> others)
> so, why is bin86 installed in a complete system when it is never used by
> anything other than lilo's compile during lfs ch.6?  I suggest installing
> bin86 in /static during chapter 6 to keep it from cluttering a finished lfs.
> Prefixing bin86 into /static would allow it to still be used for the lilo
> compile, and allow it to be removed along with the static stuff when the lfs
> compilation is finished.
> this may also be worth considering for nasm as well.

I like the way this man thinks! That way we could offer both lilo
and grub with violating the "purity" of the philosophical design
goals of the LFS project. Lilo for those who like it, grub for the
others - no polution.

> saai

Bill Maltby
billm at

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