Distro's friendly to LFS's (was Re: sh-utils)

arthur at linuxbox.nu arthur at linuxbox.nu
Wed Mar 7 11:01:28 PST 2001


As far as Debian is concerned, yeah, Makeinfo was the only problem I had.
I had a problem with building a static Bash, but that was my error when I
symlinked libcurses.a to libncurses.so.5.  DOH!

Arthur H. Johnson II
Systems Engineer
The Linux Box
arthur at linuxbox.nu
http://www.linuxbox.nu

On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> On March  7, 2001 12:05 pm, arthur at linuxbox.nu wrote:
> > I have only done Debian potato so far, but what distro's are "LFS"
> > friendly?  What are "LFS" hostile?
>
> I'm putting together such a list. So far redhat 6.2 is ok. I've forgotten how
> Debian worked though I remember the makeinfo problem.
>
> I don't think the book will contain a list of "if you run this distro then do
> this to fix it". Why not? Because if you don't run a particular distribution
> you would not read the notes in that section, even though your SuSe problems
> can be fixed the same way as in which a Redhat problem can be fixed.
>
> Therefore I'm continueing the way the book is going now. When a particular
> package has problems on a system I will describe the symptoms (like we do
> with bash regarding a missing libcurses.a) and how to fix it.
>
> So as said i've tested redhat 6.2 and the only problem encoutered was the
> missing libcuses.a which is already known. I'm trying Debian 2.1 in a little
> while. I'm expecting a set of suse cd's in the mail so I'll be trying that
> one out soon.
>
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