[lfs-dev] The locales in Chapter 6 of the development book

Kevin Buckley kevin.m.buckley at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 20:42:33 PDT 2020

On Wed, 22 Jul 2020 at 17:07, John Burrell via lfs-dev
<lfs-dev at lists.linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> I'm experimenting with installing chapters 5 and 6 as a package user.
> Can I safely delete the directory $LFS/usr/share/locale for each
> package that is reinstalled in Chapter 8?
> I assume I can, but thought I should ask in case the locales from
> chapter 6 are used in some way in later chapters.
> jb.

It might be possible to "play around" with the LINGUAS variable
for some packages. Similarly, do the initial stages of the chroot
really need a fully populated, by country_code, man page hierarchy?

I am actually looking at binning (or better still not even installing) the
Man and Info pages in chapters 5 and 6 as well, so as to reduce
the number files that a PkgUser would have to overwrite, later on

Along the lines of the way that Thomas does the Multilib installs, I
was thinking that rather than a DESTDIR install into $LFS, you could
do a DESTDIR into a "local" directory, and then only copy the files
you know you need into the $LFS hierarchy.

As an example of that. you only need the m4 binary from the M4 package
but it, by virtue of being the first package, adds quite a few directories and

The trouble with that approach, is that the minimal set of directories
created up top requires that some parts of the final full hierarchy get
created by the install of the first package to want to put something in
a directory that's not there yet.

Think I'd be tempted to go with creating the FHS hierarchy from the
start, rather than a minimal set immediately below the root.

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