[lfs-support] coreutils-8.17 tests run as "nobody" fails

Jasmine Iwanek jasmine at iwanek.co.uk
Sun Aug 19 13:48:11 PDT 2012

On 2012-08-19 19:30, Richard Melville wrote:
>>> Thanks Bruce -- the "nobody" test suite now runs but all tests fail 
>>> owing
>> > to mv and grep not being found :-(
>> >
>> > Maybe I should just move on.
>> That would be best for you until I get this fixed.  The problem is 
>> that
>> we are using a different version of su in Chapter 6 than we used to 
>> use.
>>   The old version was from coreutils.  The new version is from 
>> shadow
>> and the behavior is different.  Specifically it changes PATH and
>> /tools/bin is missing.  I need to correct the path for these tests 
>> to work.
> Thanks Bruce -- what was the thinking behind using SU from Shadow
> instead of Coreutils?
> Richard

As I recall, although I'm sure Bruce will correct me if I'm wrong it 
was because the other su depends on libPAM which is not included in the 
book and ofcourse is and SHOULD be optional.

Jasmine Iwanek

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