Thinking forward LFS-7.0

Steve Jones sjml at
Wed Mar 16 15:22:35 PDT 2011

On Mon, 14 Mar 2011, DJ Lucas wrote:

> On 03/14/2011 12:03 AM, Nathan Coulson wrote:
> >
> >
> >On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 9:45 PM, DJ Lucas <dj at
> ><mailto:dj at>> wrote:
> >
> >    On 03/13/2011 11:39 PM, DJ Lucas wrote:
> >    > * LSB Compliance - For LFS we are nearly there anyway.
> >    >
> >    > * Dynamic boot script - No more static list of links, this kind
> >    of ties
> >    > into LSB Bootscripts, but there are other options.
> >    >
> >    Again, these two go hand in hand for me. In the current
> >    lfs-bootscripts
> >    tarball, I've been working on and using exclusively the contrib/lsb-v3
> >    boot scripts for over 3 years now. They are an extension of something
> >    that Nathan Coulson and Alexander Patrakov had started on. These are
> >    completely lsb-v4 compliant as well and are IMO a huge improvement
> >    over
> >    the current boot scripts. I've been using Dan Nicholson's initd-tools
> >    package to provide the install_initd and remove_initd programs. Aside
> >    from the fact that there is no longer any need to maintain a list of
> >    symlinks for startup order, they add a lot of niceties, including
> >    boot-logging and conditional startup for trouble-shooting.
> >
> >
> >
> >ah, I miss the bootscript days.  I'll have to take a look, and
> >find out what I have been missing out on
> >
> Yes, please! Another set of eyes and additional brain power is
> always welcome! You should still have commit privs so feel free to
> help yourself. The current 'stable' boot scripts are the remnants
> after we ripped out the i18n additions. Though they are stable, they
> still contain a lot of cruft such as boot_mesg which is largely
> unneeded. I wound up doing a complete rewrite of rc and a single
> conditional source of the configuration files in lsb-v3. IOW, at the
> cost of possibly faster conditional logic, they only get sourced by
> the script if running outside of rc in the lsb-v3 directory. I
> honestly don't remember what the 'stty sane' issue was caused by,
> but I have never been able to reproduce it since and saw no reason
> to source the files in every single sub-shell. BTW, Dan's
> initd-tools has moved. He is currently hosting them in his home
> directory on

Do you have the link to initd-tools.  I've searched all morning and
can't find anything.  I'm thinking of trying the LSB scripts on my next
build now that linux=2.6.38 is out.

Steve Jones
sjml at

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