[lfs-book] [LFS Trac] #2982: Replace "uncompress" with a symlink

LFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Dec 14 08:42:17 PST 2011

#2982: Replace "uncompress" with a symlink
 Reporter:  synthehol  |       Owner:  lfs-book@…                   
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new                          
 Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:  7.1                          
Component:  Book       |     Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  normal     |    Keywords:  gzip, uncompress             
 During the installation of gzip (chapter 6), the file /bin/uncompress is
 moved to
 /usr/bin. However, because uncompress is a hard link to /bin/gunzip, this
 fails if /usr is on a separate partition.

 I've tagged this issue as a defect, because in the chapter
 "Creating a New Partition", LFS instructs the reader to consider putting
 /usr on a
 separate partition, which clearly is not possible without modifying LFS a

 The solution is simple. In the instructions for installing gzip in chapter

 mv -v /bin/{gzexe,uncompress,zcmp,zdiff,zegrep} /usr/bin
 mv -v /bin/{zfgrep,zforce,zgrep,zless,zmore,znew} /usr/bin

 should become:

 mv -v /bin/{gzexe,zcmp,zdiff,zegrep} /usr/bin
 mv -v /bin/{zfgrep,zforce,zgrep,zless,zmore,znew} /usr/bin

 rm -rvf /bin/uncompress
 ln -sv ../../bin/gunzip /usr/bin/uncompress

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2982>
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