[lfs-support] Getting <su> in Chapter 5 [SOLVED][RESURRECTED]

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Sun Oct 13 15:48:20 PDT 2013

On 10/08/2013 11:14 AM, Dan McGhee wrote:
> On 10/07/2013 08:33 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Ken Moffat wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 11:59:00PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>>>>     The usual way to look at what gets installed is to run 'make
>>>> DESTDIR=/path/to/somewhere install [ optional args ]' - once you get
>>>> into DESTDIR installs for looking at what is installed you will find
>>>> some packages use other variables (often INSTALLROOT or something
>>>> like that) - if shadow is such a package,then running *as a user*
>>>> will fail.  So try it as a user, to a directory which that user can
>>>> write to.
>>>     OK, so you can't try a DESTDIR install as a normal user because you
>>> are root and 'su' doesn't exist.  Build outside the new system as
>>> user lfs and do a DESTDIR, e.g. to /home/lfs/somewhere or
>>> /tmp/somewhere.  The same for su from old coreutils (my notes show
>>> that I had to build all of coreutils to get su linked - there might
>>> be a shorter series of commands - but NOT which old version of
>>> coreutils last contained 'su'.
>> If the only thing needed is su, then I'd build shadow with:
>> ./configure && make && cp src/su /tools/bin
>> It doesn't need to be suid since it's run by root.
>>      -- Bruce
> <SNIP>
> I have su now in the tool chain. I won't need it until I get to CH. 6,
> but with my OCD kicking in I wanted to build it just after coreutils in
> CH. 5. I suppose it doesn't really make any difference, but...
> <snip>
I got to chroot and the copied su from shadow in Ch 5 didn't work. I can 
find no reason that it didn't. What I want to do now is compile it in 
chroot environment and install only it there. Just in case I missed some 
kind of linking. That seems unlikely, but....

ldd /tools/bin/su (on the copied version) provided:

> linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffff9b38000)
> libcrypt.so.1 => /tools/lib/libcrypt.so.1 (0x00007f20fb668000)
> libc.so.6 => /tools/lib/libc.so.6 (0x00007f20fb2b8000)
> /tools/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f20fb8a0000)
as did ldd on my DESTDIR install, so it looks like everything is there.

The two lines from the install log that I need are

libtool: install: /usr/bin/install -c su /home/dan/LFS-7.4/shadow/bin/su


chmod -f 4755 /home/dan/LFS-7.4/shadow/bin/su;

So after I compile I need either

make install -c -m 0755 src/su /tools/bin


install -c -m 0755 src/su /tools/bin

Which of the two commands will give me the necessary linking I need? 
Does it make a difference? Is the sytax correct. I apologize for being 
such a make and install dummy. It's just one of those things that I 
haven't gotten. BTW, I neither need nor want mode 4755 for the chroot 


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