A few notes on testing
ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Mon Jul 12 05:55:55 PDT 2004
On Sun, 11 Jul 2004, James Robertson wrote:
> 4.) The (now removed redirected) link to the kernel build howto mentions
> two packages (lspci from pciutils) and mkinitrd. Would it be a good
> idea to put these in LFS as base packages? My rationale would be for
> kernel building dependency.
lspci is useful for kernel developers/testers, or for looking at new
hardware, and is probably a useful thing to have on the *host* system
when trying to work out what to put into the kernel. Many LFS users
will never need it. Anyway, /proc/pci is there.
As for mkinitrd, it's a somewhat arcane requirement. Yes, some people
need it, but it adds nothing for most of us.
das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce
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