A few notes on testing
jwrober at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jul 12 07:25:27 PDT 2004
Ken Moffat wrote:
> 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.
Good points. Thanks ken. We can put notes in on /proc/pci for the
reader to look at. Also the howto mentions /proc/cpuinfo to get a full
readout on your proc. That comes in handy when building the kernel. I
posted a reply to Jeroen a few minutes ago. I mentioned there that we
could just provide links over to BLFS pages like we do for other
packages for these.
As for your comment "probably a useful thing to have on the *host*
system" -- Don't we want LFS to be a host system able to build itself?
I just think the links over to BLFS would be fine.
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