[lfs-dev] New packages in LFS

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sat Sep 23 18:28:03 PDT 2017

On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 05:32:51PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I have added four new packages to LFS: libffi, python3, ninja, and meson.
> Please take a look and let me know of any issues/suggestions/typos etc.
> For those who do not render the book themselves, it will be rendered
> overnight on the main web site.
> I have not changed systemd.  I ask either DJ or renodr to make changes and
> test the systemd build using meson/ninja.  There are other packages in BLFS
> that can use meson and I suggest we move to that build mechanism as it seems
> to be a lot faster and cleaner than autotools based builds.
> We will be able to remove libffi from BLFS and meson will not be needed
> there, but python and ninja will still need to remain for additional
> optional dependencies.
>   -- Bruce
In python3 --enable-unicode=ucs4 (and its explanation) : I think that
is a switch for python2, I don't see it in BLFS and I haven't used
it with 3, at least recently.

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