Long: Trials & Tribulations with LFS CD & VMWare
zmerch-lfs at 30below.com
Thu Mar 29 09:05:20 PDT 2007
Rumor has it that M.Canales.es may have mentioned these words:
>You're a very brave man, that's a heavy build entorn ;-)
There's a fine line between bravery & stupidity... I'm usually on the wrong
side of that line. ;-)
>To prevent download the book, select "Working copy" in the "release" menu and
>put in "Loc of working copy" the full path to the LFS book sources directory
>included in the CD-Live.
>To prevent packages/patches download, copy manually all needed packages and
>patches to $BUILDDIR/sources and don't select "Retrieve source files" option.
Or, I've found that one _can_select 'Retrieve source files' & make sure one
specifies '/lfs-sources' as the retrieval directory, and it will do the
copying. If it's not found in the archive, then it will attempt to download
the package as a backup option... This was working with the "Use Stable
Book version" and typing 6.2 in the field, it would download the book, but
grab all the sources from the directory... so at least I wasn't trying to
download all the packages all the time; just the book.
> > [[ a more major nitpick: Where the heck in the book is 066-?....
> (snippage) ]]
>The scripts numbers refers to the absolute position of that section on the
>book flow. That is, 066-glibc meants that that Glibc build instructions come
>from the section placed at the 66 position in the book.
>To have the same numeration than in the online book involve to add a lot of
>extra XSL code for little gain.
I was going to suggest that even just a comment field with that data might
be handy, but that would still put extra work on the package maintainers to
make sure if the book shifts that they have to diddle with the comments, so
that still isn't a perfect plan.
> Looking at $BUILDDIR/jhalfs/lfs-commands you
>can see a subdirectory for each book chapter containing the scripts in the
>same order than their respective pages are in the book TOC.
OK, now I know where to look for that.
>This should umount the kernel filesystems:
>$ cd $BUILDDIR/jhalfs && sudo make do_housekeeping
Thanks for that - this'll save a lot of reboots.
One (hopefully simple) request to the jhalfs maintainers:
Can the timezone default be set to $TZ instead of GMT? Every time I typed
in EST, EST5 or EST5EDT either the value wasn't there, or the link didn't
exist. [[ At least with EST5EDT, it was supposed to link to
America/Indianapolis, and as the state of Indiana has been one of the most
stubborn in the midwest region to actually support daylight savings, I
thought that was an odd default... that and America/Indianapolis was broken
in some manner as that's where my glibc build was b0rking. ]]
During the boot sequence, I've chosen America/Detroit (as Michigan has
always observed daylight savings...) and set the timezone to $TZ to see if
it pulls that default (I verified that it's set as a shell variable for the
jhalfs user) and see if it gets past that.
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger "Merch" Merchberger | "Bugs of a feather flock together."
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