Util-linux-ng nitpicks

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Oct 7 07:00:34 PDT 2008


Hi all,

Please reference http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2181

In this ticket there are 3 issues I'd like to address so we can
close this ticket.

Issue 1:

The /usr/bin/wall program from Sysvinit program is overwritten
during the Util-linux-ng installation. Choices are:

1. Not worry about it and move the wall binary explanation from
the Sysvinit instructions to Util-linux-ng.

2. Suppress the installation of the wall program in Util-linux-ng.

3. Do #1 and suppress the installation of the wall program in the
Sysvinit instructions.

I like #3 but I've not investigated what it takes to suppress the
installation of the wall program from either package.


Issue 2:

The /usr/bin/write program is no longer installed by default during
the Util-linux-ng installation. Choices are:

1. Simply remove the write program explanation from the Util-Linux-ng
instructions.

2. Pass a configure switch to the Util-Linux-ng configure command so
that the write program is built and installed.

I like #2.


Issue 3:

The CLFS build passes a configure switch so that the "partx" and
related programs are built and installed.

I think it is a good idea. I'd like other views as well.


I'm updating the Util-Linux-ng package now to 2.14.1. I'd like to
resolve the issues above so that whatever is decided can go into the
book as soon as possible.

-- 
Randy



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