bzip2 (chapter5)

Bill Maltby LFS Related lfsbill at
Wed May 8 16:36:44 PDT 2002

On Wed, 8 May 2002, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 09:22:12PM +0000, Christophe Devine wrote:
> > with:
> > 
> > make CC="gcc -static" &&
> > make PREFIX=$LFS/usr install &&
> > mv $LFS/usr/bin/{bz*,bunzip2} $LFS/bin
> > 
> > which is shorter
> One catch that _may_ show up one day is that when you would reinstall bzip2
> later on in your system (say a few months down the road when a new version
> becomes available) you may want to use the same instructions to install the
> new bzip2 on an already-installed system. In that case a lot more software
> is installed and there might be other files matching the /usr/bin/bz*
> pattern.
> Being a bit more explicit like we are currently may prevent future problems
> with moving too many files.

Amen. *And*, I feel we lose a *little* of the educational value - seeing
the utility names again may help retention of what we learned.

> -- 
> Gerard Beekmans

Bill Maltby
billm at

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