Consoletools using LFS intel-3.0-pre1

Thomas Krennwallner technik at
Tue Mar 20 03:55:34 PST 2001

On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 10:38:02AM +0100, the boisterous wolle <wolle at> wrote:
> Hi Thomas!
> just a short question...
> > and this ends in those files:
> > /bin/loadkeys
> ...
> how do you get that list of installed files?
> i tried different ways, logging what install does or
> finding all files and make a diff... but:
> find is too slow... compiling that stuff takes enough time :)
> and logging what install does (or grep the output of make install)
> is not in all cases sufficient.
> I'm looking for a new good hint!
> thanks in advance,
> wolfgang

Well, take a xterm (a normal console has less history), and decode the output
of "make install" with some tricky inbrain sh-interpreter by carefully read
all output (sometimes, when there's tons of output I use "make install | less").
This takes a while, but there's no standardized output in "make install" and
applying a regexp or some tricky shell pipes wont make the thing. So using your
eyes is IMHO the best method to find out, what files were installed.
Also a good thing is to use rpm's BuildRoot variable and set it like this
BuildRoot: /var/tmp/%{name}-%{version}

so all you need to build the package is

./configure --prefix=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr

make install


With this, you will have a fresh root directory and all you need to do is to
specify the prefix a little bit different. Then you can step thru /var/tmp/xxx
and watch what files have been installed and what directory have been created.

I think you need this output for some package management and my mail helped
you (and other people).

So long

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