Upcoming util-linux

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Wed Aug 3 18:37:13 PDT 2005


steve crosby wrote:

> Just a heads up - util-linux 2.13 will remove several items, as per
> the following changelog entry for pre1

Here are some other observations after a quick review:

 - `elvtune' is no longer built by default (the configure --help output
    says it only works with 2.2 and 2.4 kernels anyway)

 - `raw' is no longer built by default (probably not missed by most folks)

 - `write' is no longer built by default (should this be installed by
   default? If yes, pass `--enable-write' to configure)

 - `rdev' is no longer built by default (should this be installed by
   default? If yes, pass `--enable-rdev' to configure)

 - `wall' is now built be default. This will conflict with sysvinit. Will
    need to pass `--disable-wall' to fix this.

 - `setfdprm' is gone, yet `/etc/fdprm' is still installed. This looks
   like a bug methinks.

 - `sln' is gone. (the man page for sln used to be installed by default)

 - losetup, pivot_root, swapon and swapoff have all moved from /sbin to
   /bin

 - `scriptreplay' now gets installed by default

 - the dir /usr/share/misc/getopt has become /usr/share/getopt

 - these symlinks are installed in /sbin all pointing to `initctl':
   `display-services' `need' `provide'. Bug? Prolly.

 - these symlinks are installed in /sbin all pointing to `shutdown':
   `fastboot' `fasthalt' `halt' `reboot'. Bug? Prolly.


The LFS build cmds for util-linux will obviously need an overhaul when
this new version is released for real.

Regards
Greg
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