Starting BLFS

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Fri Feb 5 18:50:06 PST 2010


On Fri, 2010-02-05 at 10:43 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Simon Geard wrote:
> > But in practice, writing your own tool to do it is entirely unnecessary,
> > since that's exactly what 'make' does. Just write a Makefile expressing
> > dependencies, and let it do the job for you. For example:
> 
> The tool I had in mind would be the thing that wrote the
> Makefile, so make isn't up to that. make would process
> the output of the program.

Right. One program to extract the dependencies from the book, and Make
to turn those dependencies into an ordered list. The latter isn't
exactly hard to write yourself, but there's little point when LFS comes
with a standard tool for the purpose.

Simon.
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