jhalfs: why su - (user)

George Boudreau georgeb at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Aug 5 09:18:37 PDT 2006

M.Canales.es wrote:
> El Sábado, 5 de Agosto de 2006 01:00, George Boudreau escribió:
>> Manuel,

>>    I know this drifts even further from book and if mirroring the book
>> is one objective of jhalfs then the status quo is fine.
> The "su -  $(LUSER)... " is a must to can assure the accuracy of the books 
> commands. jhalfs is not only to build the system but to help developers 
> testing that the books commands works.
> Of course, if we can find a way to do the su only at the beginning of the temp 
> tools build that will be best than our current approach and more in line with 
> the actual books commands.
   I had reworked some of the code and removed the need for being 'root' 
or sudo in the temporary tools phase. There is only a need for sudo 
password for the symlink /tools modification. I eventually scrapped the 
changes as they produced too little improvement.  I will look at a 
different approach later in the week.
> Pd: As requested by Matthew and Dan, I will start working on trunk and 1.0 
> making the addition of "-k || true" to the testsuites run configurable, to 
> allow to bomb jhalfs at testsutes fails if desired. Due that that need be 
> done via XSL changes, I will try to review the CLFS2 one at the same time.
   I see you made your first addition to the Config.in file. Do you 
think the menuconfig is useful?

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