Good morning from a newbie
rbpark at ualberta.ca
Mon Jan 13 09:06:16 PST 2003
Alas! David Barron spake thus:
> I've just joined lfs, although I don't consider myself a newbie when
> it comes to Linux. I've installed lots of different distributions,
> but this is the first time I've tried starting from the very beginning
> this way. I've enjoyed the process for the most part. I did have a
> couple of suggestions for the book, however. First, I made a small
> addition to the "configure, make, make install" process which I found
> very helpful. In general it went like this:
> ./configure &&
> make &&
> make install &&
> echo 'Finished'
When I first saw that, I thought "Silly boy, when it shows the prompt
again, that means it's finished..."
> This was particularly helpful for me, especially during the longer
> "configure, make, make install" cycles. If it showed Finished then I
> knew the process completed successfully.
But then I read this bit and got what you meant.
For me, I just have my prompt set to display the $? variable, which is
the return value of the previous command. If it is zero, everything is
> Second, I ran a simple process after the first successful boot into
> for dirname in /usr/src/*
> cd $dirname
> make clean
> cd ..
> This cleans up the source directories and gains a few megs of hard
> drive space back.
This also can save you some hard disk space:
rm -rf /usr/src/*
Have a nice day ;)
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-- Forbes Burkowski, CS, University of Washington
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