[lfs-dev] resizecons not installed by kbd

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Thu May 10 16:11:34 PDT 2012


On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:56:08PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:14:43PM +0100, Matt Burgess wrote:
> > 
> > This looks, at a quick glance, to be an upstream bug.  xinglp, Ken, have
> > you contacted them yet?
> > 
> 
>  My first step will be to compare what happened in older systems, in
> case something (e.g. a kernel-headers used for glibc change) caused
> it to no longer be installed.  Since nobody had reported it before,
> I don't yet know when it was last installed on my builds.
> 
 OK, I assume xinglp is using x86_64 (which is what I've been using
for years).  A copious search of my old logs found the most recent
bin/resizecons was with kbd-1.13 on LFS-svn-20080207 : that was
probably the last time I built 32-bit x86.

 Google found a report on clfs (unfortunatley, lumped in with a
report about a file not installed by ncurses) showing it was only
built if $ARCH was i386, and a novell bug for OpenSuse:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=737631

 Apparently they've changed it to build on x86_64, so I've
downloaded their src.rpm.  But looking at upstream git it's already
fixed in configure.ac:

case $host_cpu in
        i?86*) RESIZECONS_PROGS=yes ;;
        x86_64*) RESIZECONS_PROGS=yes ;;
        *)     RESIZECONS_PROGS=no ;;
esac

 There is a patch in the OpenSuse srpm, against configure.ac - I can
see them applying it, but I don't see what sort of autofoo they use
to update configure.  Weird, but since it has gone upstream I look
at using sed on configure, or failing that a patch.

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