alfs reports

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 14:43:21 PST 2013


Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Le 27/02/2013 22:18, Bruce Dubbs a écrit :
>> 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.

> I am confused now. Was your patch supposed to be applied above mine,
> or directly to the original version? In the original version, the "mounting
> virtual files" step is not there.

I had made some changes to the source and had just done a 'svn diff'. 
That's all.  What you decide is OK with me.

> For the remaining, agreed about rc.site.
>
> BTW, just for my learning English: isn't
> "exit the chroot" better than "exit from the chroot"?

I don't think it matters much.  chroot is not a noun (or even an English 
word).  If we consider chroot as a verb, then "exit chroot" is correct. 
  If we consider it a truncated noun of the phrase "exit from the chroot 
environment"  or even "exit from the chroot command", then 'the' would 
be appropriate.

I guess I'd favor "the chroot environment" on all four places.

   -- Bruce





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