jhalfs wishlist and questions
Tor Olav Stava
t-ol-sta at online.no
Mon Mar 13 02:44:59 PST 2006
First of all, thanks for a wonderful timesaver :)
I've just started playing around with jhalfs, as I'm getting tired of
editing all the .xml files for nALFS.
I've build HLFS-SVN both uClibc and Glibc versions using jhahlfs without
any major problems.
However, when I started testing with BLFS, there's some issues. HLFS is
for the moment based on GCC-3.4.5, so I imagined I should use BLFS-6.1
as the SVN version targets GCC-4.x. I managed to modify the jhablfs
script to download version 6.1 of the BLFS book, and it seems to parse
the commands quite successfully. The only thing I noticed is that all
the dependencies is missing in the final Makefile. I haven't tried
running the Makefile yet, as I wanted to ask if there's a simple fix to
this? Or would the BLFS-SVN version work with GCC-3.4.5 without any
Another thing I miss from the jhalfs, jhahlfs and jhablfs scripts is the
option of using 'cp' for 'downloading' the source packages. I've got a
big repository of files in a NFS mounted directory, and want to save
myself from unessesary downloads. I can supply a patch for the jhalfs
and jhahlfs scripts to manage this, but I'm stomped at the jhablfs
script, as it seems to parse all the download commands directly from the
Basically what I wish, is to set a SOURCE dir in the .conf file, have
jhalfs copy packages from there, and only download is the package don't
I can try to make this work on my own, but I need some pointers to where
the action takes place. And as stated previously, I already got the 'cp'
instead of 'wget' to work with jhahlfs. Would be easy to make it work
for jhalfs, but I haven't tested. The big problem is jhablfs where I
could need some help.
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