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Sat Nov 20 12:52:00 PST 2010
On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 08:56:39PM +0100, Juan Antonio Moreno Carmona wrote:
> > Each of tests had a separate fail log , and reading the first one
> > indicated that mtab was missing as It should be at this stage, So I
> > added one and an fstab also, ran make check again and they all passed.
> /etc/mtab shouldn't be missing as of chap 6.6 Creating Essentila files and
> "A proper Linux system maintains a list of the mounted file systems in the
> file /etc/mtab. Normally, this file would be created when we mount a new
> file system. Since we will not be mounting any file systems inside our
> chroot environment, create an empty file for utilities that expect the
> presence of /etc/mtab:
> touch /etc/mtab"
> > I don't if this indicates a problem in the environment or some other
> > bugaboo in the install, But I think not and will proceed.
> > Mike H.
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Puzzle solved. The bugaboo was my oversight. Part of the problem
is how the lynx browser renders the page.
A proper Linux system maintains a list of the mounted file systems in
the file /etc/mtab. Normally, this file would be created when we mount
a new file system. Since we will not be mounting any file systems inside our
chroot environment,create an empty file for utilities that expect the
presence of /etc/mtab:
No line space between the colon and command. The links browser both
graphical and text render it with the line space included which is
easier to see.
I really didn't know that mtab was required for the install process,
but I do now.
Thanks for the help.
--- Mike Hollis ---
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