Adding Static Findutils

John Arrowwood John.Arrowwood at
Thu Sep 7 12:50:33 PDT 2000

Might I suggest you append to the instructions that you create
"system.files" and "system.files~" before the first command, so that both
files exist from the very beginning, and never end up in the results...

What exactly would you benefit from using a timestamp search?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Tie Ten Quee [mailto:highos at]
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2000 9:38 AM
To: lfs-discuss at
Subject: Re: Adding Static Findutils


On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 10:02:29AM -0700, John Arrowwood wrote:
> All this work to figure out what files are installed?  Seems to me that if
> you just install to an isolated "prefix" directory, such as
> /usr/local/(package) so that EVERYTHING that gets installed goes to that
> directory, you would have a complete list of what files that package
> installs, relative to the prefix.  Then, by extrapolation, you know what
> files go where.  Sounds pretty simple to me, though I must admit that I
> haven't done it yet (but it's on my todo list).

Actually, the simplest i've found so far (with little trouble really) is
doing this.

Before you do a make install;

cd /
find >system.files
cd -
make install
cd -
find >system.files~
diff system.files > packagename.files

It's usually a good idea to use a timestamp check in find too, it's quite
easy, imho and it works

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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