Installwatch

Dan Garthwaite DANIEL.P.GARTHWAITE at saic.com
Mon Mar 5 09:37:45 PST 2001


I get the same output with:
   find $LFS -cmin -XX
with 'XX'=number_of_minutes from now of newly created files to list.

        -dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: roger at kea.grace.cri.nz [mailto:roger at kea.grace.cri.nz]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 1:13 PM
> To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
> Cc: roger at kea.grace.cri.nz
> Subject: Re: Installwatch
> 
> 
> 
> 
> To Dominic and Gerard:
> 
> Thanks for your replies. Your warning and advice is really
> appreciated. Thankyou for the scripts, Dominic.
> 
> >These things are a good add-ons for the lfs-hints, but not 
> for in the 
> >lfs-book. One hint about different ways to manage your 
> packages would be 
> >nice. 
> 
> I'll try and digest what has been said and maybe come up with
> something...
> 
> 
> >From the Installwatch BUGS file: "Installwatch doesn't work with
> programs that statically link libc". Since Installwatch is apparently
> no longer under development the bug may never be fixed.
> 
> Installwatch could still be used to provide an installation record
> (possibly incomplete), perhaps in conjunction with one of the scripts
> I mentioned to provide a more readable format.
> 
> Here is the Installwatch record of the installation of LFS <bash>
> after processing with a script:
> 
> ./
> lfs/
> lfs/bin/
> lfs/bin/bash
> lfs/bin/bashbug
> lfs/usr/
> lfs/usr/share/
> lfs/usr/share/info/
> lfs/usr/share/info/bash.info.gz
> lfs/usr/share/man/
> lfs/usr/share/man/man1/
> lfs/usr/share/man/man1/bash.1.gz
> lfs/usr/share/man/man1/bashbug.1.gz
> 
> What I like about Installwatch is that it records actual file
> operations, rather than attempting to interpret the Makefile as other
> utilities do. I'll certainly look at git since you recommend it as an
> alternative.
>  
> Cheers,
> Roger.
> 
> 
> ..............................................................
> ...........
> On February 28, 2001 03:25 am, roger at maths.grace.cri.nz wrote:
> > Hi everyone. Just thought I would introduce myself as a
> > beginner with LFS and a relative Linux newbie. I have
> > just started down the LFS road and it looks to be long
> > and interesting.
> 
> LFS doens't come with package managers and installwatch 
> itself, like Dominic 
> already explained won't work on our LFS system for the first 
> little bit 
> because in chapter 6 you don't have all the programs 
> available yet. Then 
> again, now that Glibc is in chapter 6, installwatch would 
> only miss the Glibc 
> installation, after Glibc you may be able to use it (provided 
> it doesn't 
> depend on other programs.I can't remember, it has been too 
> long since I used 
> installwatch).
> 
> These things are a good add-ons for the lfs-hints, but not for in the 
> lfs-book. One hint about different ways to manage your 
> packages would be 
> nice. 
> 
> -- 
> Gerard Beekmans
> www.linuxfromscratch.org
> 
> ..............................................................
> ..........
> > I'm rather enthusiastic about Installwatch, so I thought I'd
> > pass on the information to the list...use it or ignore it 
> > as you like,
> I have never used installwatch but I have looked at it some days ago.
> I don't use it (for LFS logging) and wouldn't recommend it to you.
> installwatch 0.5.5 works through ld preloading. This concept won't 
> work for the second part of the LFS book where you have only static
> binaries in your chrooted environment. - See the BUGS file that comes
> with installwatch.
> If you need such a facility, consider git (Guarded Installation Tool)
> (http://home.wtal.de/ib/freisoft/) or if you use scripts for your
> installation you could source the attatched functions (inspired by,
> but not as complex as git). REMEMBER to define the variables used in
> the functions. For the second alternative you have to install a static
> version of the findutils before chrooting.
> If that all sounds swissgerman to you (not because of my english)
> consider Dieter's scripts (http://scholli.exhome.de/). They use git to
> create uninstall scripts and he is probably the better scripter than I
> am.
> 
> Have fun
> Dominic
> 
> 
> 
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