Released jhalfs-2.1

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Fri Dec 8 20:30:03 PST 2006

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Are you going to leave the jhalfs user with a null password?
No, I was going to leave this user with the invalid password, so that 
the only way to become this user is to "su - jhalfs" from root. Root 
also has the invalid password, and can login only from the console, via 
the livecd-login script.

However, Manuel has a preference of setting up nothing on the CD (even 
though it violates the existing de-facto standards), in order to filter 
out n00bs. So I am going to end up with the jhalfs tarball in 
/lfs-sources, and the following note in the README:


This CD comes with the "jhalfs" tool that allows extracting commands 
from the XML version of LFS or CLFS book into Makefiles and shell 
scripts. You can find the jhalfs tarball in the /lfs-sources directory, 
and the XML LFS book is in /usr/share/LFS-BOOK-{6.2,SVN}-XML. In order 
to use jhalfs, you have to:

 * add the "jhalfs" user
 * configure sudo in order for that user to be able to execute arbitrary 
 * create a directory for your future LFS system and mount a partition there
 * change the ownership of that directory to the "jhalfs" user
 * run "su - jhalfs" in order to become that user
 * as user "jhalfs", unpack the jhalfs tarball and follow the 
instructions in the README file there

Please don't ask questions how to do the above - you are assumed to know 
this, otherwise jhalfs is not for you.

Objections? Corrections?

Alexander E. Patrakov

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