jhalfs wishlist and questions

George Boudreau georgeb at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Mar 13 07:19:34 PST 2006

Tor Olav Stava wrote:
> First of all, thanks for a wonderful timesaver :)

> 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 
> exist.
   The following is a cheap/inexpensive hack, and not a sanctioned 
method, that "should" work with lfs/hlfs and/or blfs.  It "may" work 
with clfs if you stay with the same architecture as the host. (enough 
caveats to cover my buttocks I think)

   Start with an empty sources dir and execute the following

   mount --bind $SOURCE $BUILDDIR/sources

   (Remember, this connection is not persistent between boots and if you 
delete any files they are removed from your SOURCE directory.)

   I will see what can be done to accommodate your request within the 
various jhalfs branches.

> 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.
> Tor Olav

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