lfs-tools package

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Mar 30 14:29:30 PDT 2007


Hey All,

Just thought I'd share something with you all in case any of you find it
useful. I've set up a script on my server, to be run via a cron job,
that will automatically build chapter 5 of the LFS book if it finds that
there have been any changes to that section since the last time the
script was run.

Personally, I find it a bit cumbersome and annoying these days to have
to trudge through (or wait approx six hours for) a base LFS build. So by
having my server build a set of tools automatically, I'll always have an
up-to-date, by-the-book set of temporary tools available to start from,
and I can cut down my build time by a good deal.

My server is an AMD Athlon, and since the commands are extracted
similarly to jhalfs (I use an updated version of my alfs-POC parser) no
optimizations are used. Therefore, the tools should work for any i686
machine.

The tools will be available here if anyone wants to make use of them:

http://www.jenacon.net/lfs-tools/

If anyone's interested, I can go into the details of how exactly they're
made. As I said, it's similar to jhalfs, but not as bulky. :)

--
JH



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