procps sed command

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Fri Dec 8 10:42:20 PST 2000

On November 25, 2000 06:13 pm, you wrote:
> The procps installation includes a sed command that according to the
> explanation is used to prevent building of XConsole which can't be built
> without X.
> That does not apply to the version of the procps package used in the LFS
> book. In that version, XConsole is just a script that starts xconsole. So
> the sed command is not necessary. It just prevents the script from being
> copied.

My original reply was wrong. I just noticed I must have run the test outside 
chroot. Here's what happens when you are inside chroot and try to install 
procps the normal way (make && make install). the make process is fine, as it 
always was. The real problem is in the install phase:

install --mode a=rx XConsole //usr/X11R6/bin/XConsole
install: cannot create regular file `//usr/X11R6/bin/XConsole': No such file 
or directory

If you were to just stop there, a couple of man pages won't be copied. So 
that's why we sed Makefile to comment out XConsole

Gerard Beekmans

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