[lfs-dev] suse as a host when using jhalfs

Kenneth Harrison maduinthemarauder at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 21:24:20 PDT 2014

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 3:18 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pierre Labastie wrote:
>> Le 30/10/2014 15:45, David Brodie a écrit :
>>> On 29/10/14 22:48, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>>> Pierre Labastie wrote:
>>>>> The version checks in jhalfs are fragile, because they depend on an
>>>>> expected
>>>>> behavior or the excutable. Actually, the tested version of wget is
>>>>> 1.0.0,
>>>>> which does not exist, but is lower than any known version: the aim is
>>>>> just to
>>>>> test wget presence. Any version will do.
>>>>> Of course, if Suse strips the version number, this does not work. I
>>>>> guess you
>>>>> can answer c<ret> if you are sure that you have wget. But I agree it
>>>>> is annoying.
>>>>> I'll try a VM machine with Suse tomorrow (which version actually?)
>>>> I believe it was openSUSE-12.3-KDE-Live-x86_64.iso.
>>> Curious, I've just run up openSUSE-13.1 x86-64, which was *installed*
>>> from a
>>> live CD, and wget --version gives:
>>> GNU Wget 1.14 build on linux-gnu.
>> I can confirm that "wget --version" from the 12.3 live CD strips the
>> version
>> part... Installing now.
>> End of installation:
>> It is the same on an installed (from live CD) system. I tried to
>> desinstall
>> and reinstall wget: still strips the version part. Looks like a bug in
>> this
>> version of SUSE?
> I would think so.  Perhaps jhalfs should just test for the presence of wget
> and forget about the version.   In my use case, I already have the files
> downloaded, so I don't need wget for jhalfs at all.
>   -- Bruce
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This may be something worth looking at regardless. Often I've found
some distributions are LFS build friendly, and some just will not
allow it regardless of how you have your host system set up. Is there
any list of systems known to have severe issues that prevent using
jhalfs or even manually building LFS?

Thank you.

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