Util-Linux _NG 2.16-rc2

Gilles Espinasse g.esp at free.fr
Sun Jul 19 01:53:27 PDT 2009


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Burgess" <matthew at linuxfromscratch.org>
To: "LFS Developers Mailinglist" <lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: Util-Linux _NG 2.16-rc2


> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 15:06:43 -0500, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
wrote:
> > Matthew Burgess wrote:
> >> On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:37:20 -0500, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >>> So now the question arises: Do we need util-linux-ng in Chapter 5?
> >>
> >>
> >
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/development/chapter06/kernfs.html
> >> requires a '--bind' capable mount.  So, we'd need mount from
> > util-linux-ng
> >> unless we add that as a host requirement.
> >
> > But we do that before we enter chroot.  It's true that we add /tools/bin
> > to the PATH in section 4.4, but is there a host in use now that we use
that
> > doesn't support mount --bind?
> >
> > In any case, do we need more or mkswap?
>
> I think 'more' was added to aid those wanting to view log files from
> within the chroot env without having to compile 'less' in chapter 5. As
> we were compiling parts of Util-Linux anyway, then adding 'more' was
> pretty trivial.  I tend to use tools from my host to view LFS build
> logs.  I've no idea why mkswap is being compiled...maybe it came from
> some ICA builds and something in chapter 6 needs it, though I can't
> think what that might be.
>
mkswap is used in one e2fsprogs tests.

> Based on the above, I'd be willing to see Util-Linux-NG dropped from
chapter
> 5, assuming it causes no regressions, obviously.
>
> Regards,
>
> Matt.
>
Could be considered.
It should be noted that one e2fsprogs test will fail because of lack of
mkswap.

Gilles




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