alfs reports

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 13:18:49 PST 2013


Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Le 27/02/2013 18:38, Bruce Dubbs a écrit :
>> Pierre Labastie wrote:
>>> Le 27/02/2013 14:31, Pierre Labastie a écrit :
>>>> Here is a patch for the common/makefile-functions part (change
>>>>
>>> Forgot the patch :-[
>> This is what I came up with.  I like to use a little more white space
>> and line things up vertically when there is similar structure.
>>
>> [...]
>>
>> --- common/makefile-functions   (revision 3655)
>> +++ common/makefile-functions   (working copy)
>> @@ -182,7 +182,7 @@
>>       echo $(BOLD) The report file $(BLUE)$(1)$(BOLD) has been created ; \
>>       echo ; \
>>       echo $(WHITE)Please send the $(BOLD)$(MOUNT_PT)/jhalfs/$(1)$(WHITE) ; \
>> -  echo file to $(BOLD)manuel at linuxfromscratch.org$(WHITE) ; \
>> +  echo file to $(BOLD)jhalfs-reports at linuxfromscratch.org$(WHITE) ; \
>>       echo ; \
>>       echo That will help us to keep more accurate SBU and ; \
>>       echo disk usage values into the book. Thanks. ; \
>> @@ -206,19 +206,23 @@
>>       @echo
>>       @echo  $(tab_)- Set a password for the root user.
>>       @echo

> Well, setting a password does not work if the kernel
> virtual file systems are not mounted. I get:
> root:/# passwd
> Changing password for root
> Enter the new password (minimum of 5 characters)
> Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers.
> Bad password: too short.
> Warning: weak password (enter it again to use it anyway).
> passwd: password changed.
> -----------
> and it does not prompt for a password...
> That's why I added mounting the virtual files as a first step.

OK.  Did I change that?  I didn't think I did.

BTW, I just do:  sudo cp /etc/{passwd,group,shadow,hosts} /mnt/lfs/etc

And a few other things like bashrc, dircolors, vimrc, inputrc, profile, 
profile.d/ but some of that is getting into BLFS.  We do say:

"If you are an experienced LFS user, several of those steps can be
skipped or done in a different way."  :)

> I noticed you did not mention rc.site. That file has been
> added since those instructions were written.

Actually rc.site is completely optional.  I did that as a convenience if 
users wanted to use it.

> I do not want to fight for my version (and actually I prefer
> more spacing too), but I propose to account for
> the two points above.

That's fine.  There is no fighting here.  Just discussion of alternatives.

   -- Bruce




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