cvs commit: LFS/BOOK/chapter05 hostreqs.xml

matthew at matthew at
Sat Jun 19 15:01:05 PDT 2004

matthew     04/06/19 16:01:05

  Modified:    BOOK/chapter01 changelog.xml
               BOOK/chapter05 hostreqs.xml
  Provide clearer information on how to determine whether the host kernel is suitable for performing glibc's testsuite
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  1.829     +4 -0      LFS/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml
  Index: changelog.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/LFS/BOOK/chapter01/changelog.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.828
  retrieving revision 1.829
  diff -u -r1.828 -r1.829
  --- changelog.xml	19 Jun 2004 21:05:36 -0000	1.828
  +++ changelog.xml	19 Jun 2004 22:01:05 -0000	1.829
  @@ -76,6 +76,10 @@
  +<listitem><para>June 19, 2004 [matt]: chapter05 - hostreqs.  Provide clearer
  +information regarding determining whether the host kernel is suitable for
  +passing glibcs testsuite</para></listitem>
   <listitem><para>June 19, 2004 [matt]: chapter06 - creatingdirs.  Use
   `install -d` instead of `mkdir` (fixes bug #821)</para></listitem>
  1.7       +14 -7     LFS/BOOK/chapter05/hostreqs.xml
  Index: hostreqs.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/LFS/BOOK/chapter05/hostreqs.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.6
  retrieving revision 1.7
  diff -u -r1.6 -r1.7
  --- hostreqs.xml	19 Jun 2004 12:04:20 -0000	1.6
  +++ hostreqs.xml	19 Jun 2004 22:01:05 -0000	1.7
  @@ -19,12 +19,19 @@
   drivers, however. We must be sure that all the critical system devices get
   created properly.</para>
  -<para>As for obtaining such a kernel, let's hope you distributor has provided
  -a 2.6 kernel package for you. If so, install it. If not, you'll have to compile
  -it yourself. If you're forced into a situation where you need to compile it
  -yourself, it is highly recommended that you compile your kernel in a monolithic
  -manner, as you probably don't want to go fiddling with your hosts module
  -utilities. Supposing you don't want to listen, open up the module-init-tools
  -tarball and check out the README on how to get module support for 2.6.</para>
  +<para>In order to check that your host kernel meets the requirements outlined
  +above, you can run the following command:</para>
  +<screen><userinput>cat /proc/version</userinput></screen>
  +<para>This will produce output similar to:</para>
  +<blockquote><screen><computeroutput>Linux version 2.6.2 (user at host) (gcc version 3.4.0) #1 Tue Apr 20 21:22:18 GMT 2004</computeroutput></screen></blockquote>
  +<para>If the results of the above command state that your host kernel wasn't
  +compiled using a GCC-3.0 (or later) compiler, you will need to compile one
  +yourself, and reboot your host to use the newly compiled kernel. Instructions
  +for compiling the kernel and configuring the bootloader (assuming your host uses
  +GRUB) are given in <xref linkend="chapter-bootable"/>.</para>

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