bzip2 (chapter5)

Athon solo at netforce-online.co.uk
Fri May 10 07:29:18 PDT 2002


Amen
I like it 'cause it teaches the linux newbies (like me) that the programs
are actually there, and we might want to man them sometime to see what they
do :)

Athon

"Bill Maltby LFS Related" <lfsbill at wlmcs.com> wrote in message
news:Pine.LNX.4.10.10205081935300.4320-100000 at wlmlx1.wlmcs.com...
>
> 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.
>
> >
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>
> Bill Maltby
> billm at wlmcs.com
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