Notes for the new maintainer: packages

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sun May 27 08:09:02 PDT 2007

lists wrote:

>> binutils64, gcc64: installed into /tools, used for building a 64-bit kernel. 
>> There is no need to install a 64-bit glibc (trick: make all-gcc). Thanks to 
>> cross-lfs for providing information on cross-compilation, including this trick.
> Maybe an errata page or section for little things like this until such
> time as the book is changed to include 64bit builds. The 64bit builds
> are increasing as the shops stop carrying 32 bit machines.

Just use CLFS instead of LFS (but you'll lose UTF-8 support).

>> hal: used only by xfce, requires a kernel patch for correct iocharset 
>> handling. Possible candidate for removal because of that.
> hal is also used by a number of blfs packages, but it's not required for
> building the base system.

But BLFS packages that could use HAL are not on the CD, are they?

>> iproute2: some non-LFS users complain that there is no "ifconfig" on the CD, 
>> maybe add net-tools too? see
> My static ip network means when I'm working on a system build using the
> livecd, I have to reconfigure the network, ifconfig would be simpler.

Have you tried the "net-setup" script?

Alexander E. Patrakov

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