Bug in net-tools' build system?
obrakmann at gmx.net
Mon Apr 28 10:21:39 PDT 2003
On Mon, 2003-04-28 01:43, Steve Crosby wrote...
> To be honest, even the "make" stage appears superflous, since the make
> update target includes "all" as a dependency, and should perform the
> necessary steps. I'll just go and test that now...
> Yep...issuing *only* a
> yes "" | make update
> from a freshly untarred source works as expected (answers the questions
> with defaults, compiles and installs fine).
*sigh* I never argued that net-tools wouldn't build with the defaults. But
with the current instructions it builds _ONLY_ the defaults. Even if you ran
`yes | make' instead of `yes "" | make'.
> Adminttedly the defaults do not install mii-tools, which I think was the
> original problem
*sigh* Nope, read the thread again. The problem is that, if you deviate from
the defaults, it will still only build the defaults.
Try this: untar the fresh tarball, run make manually (that is, without `yes'),
and answer `y' to the last three questions (because they are the easiest
Here's a screen dump if you don't believe it:
bash-2.05a$ tar -xjf ~/net-tools-1.60.tar.bz2
bash-2.05a$ cd net-tools-1.60/
ABOUT-NLS hostname.c ipmaddr.c mii-tool.c po/ RPM/
arp.c ifconfig.c iptunnel.c nameif.c rarp.c slattach.c
config.in include/ lib/ netstat.c README statistics.c
configure.sh* INSTALLING Makefile nls/ README.ipv6 TODO
COPYING intl.h man/ plipconfig.c route.c
Configuring the Linux net-tools (NET-3 Base Utilities)...
* The net-tools package has currently been translated to French,
* German and Brazilian Portugese. Other translations are, of
* course, welcome. Answer `n' here if you have no support for
* internationalization on your system.
Does your system support GNU gettext? (I18N) [n]
* Protocol Families.
UNIX protocol family (HAVE_AFUNIX) [y]
INET (TCP/IP) protocol family (HAVE_AFINET) [y]
INET6 (IPv6) protocol family (HAVE_AFINET6) [n]
Novell IPX/SPX protocol family (HAVE_AFIPX) [y]
Appletalk DDP protocol family (HAVE_AFATALK) [y]
AX25 (packet radio) protocol family (HAVE_AFAX25) [y]
NET/ROM (packet radio) protocol family (HAVE_AFNETROM) [y]
Rose (packet radio) protocol family (HAVE_AFROSE) [n]
X.25 (CCITT) protocol family (HAVE_AFX25) [y]
Econet protocol family (HAVE_AFECONET) [n]
DECnet protocol family (HAVE_AFDECnet) [n]
Ash protocol family (HAVE_AFASH) [n]
* Device Hardware types.
Ethernet (generic) support (HAVE_HWETHER) [y]
ARCnet support (HAVE_HWARC) [y]
SLIP (serial line) support (HAVE_HWSLIP) [y]
PPP (serial line) support (HAVE_HWPPP) [y]
IPIP Tunnel support (HAVE_HWTUNNEL) [y]
STRIP (Metricom radio) support (HAVE_HWSTRIP) [y]
Token ring (generic) support (HAVE_HWTR) [y]
AX25 (packet radio) support (HAVE_HWAX25) [y]
Rose (packet radio) support (HAVE_HWROSE) [n]
NET/ROM (packet radio) support (HAVE_HWNETROM) [y]
X.25 (generic) support (HAVE_HWX25) [y]
DLCI/FRAD (frame relay) support (HAVE_HWFR) [y]
SIT (IPv6-in-IPv4) support (HAVE_HWSIT) [n]
FDDI (generic) support (HAVE_HWFDDI) [n]
HIPPI (generic) support (HAVE_HWHIPPI) [n]
Ash hardware support (HAVE_HWASH) [n]
(Cisco)-HDLC/LAPB support (HAVE_HWHDLCLAPB) [n]
IrDA support (HAVE_HWIRDA) [y]
Econet hardware support (HAVE_HWEC) [n]
* Other Features.
IP Masquerading support (HAVE_FW_MASQUERADE) [n] y
Build iptunnel and ipmaddr (HAVE_IP_TOOLS) [n] y
Build mii-tool (HAVE_MII) [n] y
[... compilation omitted, be grateful ...]
ABOUT-NLS COPYING intl.h nameif.o rarp* slattach*
arp* hostname* ipmaddr.c netstat* rarp.c slattach.c
arp.c hostname.c iptunnel.c netstat.c rarp.o slattach.o
arp.o hostname.o lib/ netstat.o README statistics.c
config.h ifconfig* Makefile nls/ README.ipv6 statistics.o
config.in ifconfig.c man/ plipconfig* route* TODO
config.make ifconfig.o mii-tool.c plipconfig.c route.c version.h
config.status include/ nameif* plipconfig.o route.o
configure.sh* INSTALLING nameif.c po/ RPM/
Huzzah! No, mii-tool, no iptunnel and no ipmaddr.
Running "make config && make" instead does The Right Thing[tm].
Y'Honour, case closed.
PS: Can you tell I'm feeling stupid defending the supplied documentation?
bash-2.05a$ head -14 INSTALLING | tail -6
cd /usr/src ; tar xvzf net-tools*.tar.gz
less Makefile ; make config ; make ; make -n install ; make install
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