Status of HLFS project
bobb at netslyder.net
Fri Sep 22 13:21:51 PDT 2006
Just to let all of you guys know I have been successfull thus far in
adapting the SVN-20060717 book to use the 2.4 kernel. So far this is the
only change I am making to the book. (As well as the headers, and
dropping Uclibc from the book for the moment) However I am wondering if
I should use a particular version of 2.4 to install the headers from. Or
will the version we build the kernel from be best. I have been building
my current system against 220.127.116.11 headers, and it seems to work. But I
did notice this snippet in the book:
The Linux-Headers package contains the “sanitized” kernel headers.
So it looks like using certain headers for security reasons is better.
Near as I could tell from my googling, and reading earlier versions of
the LFS book linux-2.4 does not have a linux-libc-header package. Please
correct me if I am wrong.
Other than the kernel version, build instructions, and header install
instructions the package versions in the SVN-20060717 book seem to be
right on track with what you were suggesting. I did notice you reference
downgrading shadow-utils. Were you suggesting shadow-4.0.17 with
bugfixes, or were you thinking even earlier versions?
As for fixing test-suite warnings/errors I have a feeling that will be a
leangthy process, but I am happy to be a part of that process. Maybe
once I show you the adaptations I have made we can start this branch off
as HLFS-Testing. Aside from the minor package version changes we may
find necessary, and the bugfixes that will inevitably come out for
various packages we can do a package freeze. Then it will be a simple
matter of fixing the test suite issues.
As it stands now I am still ontrack to show my changes to you sometime
this weekend. (Not much has changed but it is progress none the less.)
Any other suggestions from you guys are welcome.
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