randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Nov 25 12:26:40 PST 2005
Jeremy Huntwork wrote these words on 11/25/05 14:19 CST:
> If it goes on top of the existing 'no_uptime...' patch wouldn't that
> leave a default LFS install without any installed hostname binary? Or am
> I misunderstanding what you're saying?
Looking at things, I decided to just create the patch I need.
I'm almost finished.
However, to clarify things for you, I'll explain better.
Currently LFS uses a patch which suppresses installation of the
uptime, kill and su programs in the Coreutils package. The
hostname program is built and installed.
However, in BLFS Net-Tools, it builds and installs a 'hostname'
program which is actually better than the coreutils version. So,
what the BLFS book says, is that if for whatever reason you need
to reinstall Coreutils *and you wish to preserve* the Net-Tools
version of 'hostname', then you need to patch Coreutils with a
'suppress_hostname' patch (along with all the other patches).
Make sense now?
Of course, you could always reinstall Coreutils using the LFS book
and then reinstall Net-Tools again to achieve the same thing.
rmlscsi: [GNU ld version 18.104.22.168.2 20041220] [gcc (GCC) 3.4.3]
[GNU C Library stable release version 2.3.4] [Linux 2.6.10 i686]
14:20:00 up 61 days, 23:44, 3 users, load average: 1.02, 1.04, 0.82
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