How to thoroughly test the LFS?
ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Mon May 9 15:11:00 PDT 2005
On Mon, 9 May 2005, Ming Zhang wrote:
> I wonder if there is a way to thoroughly test the the LFS to make sure
> every component are properly compiled and installed? Thanks.
The only ways I know of are
(i) use it to "build itself" and compare the results,
(ii) build _every_ blfs package you care about.
In reality, we don't have an easy way of knowing if a build was good.
At one time, my buildscripts had an error in chapter _5_ coreutils which
prevented me from building 'QT' in blfs. Other people have seen
breakage in blfs from e.g. missing the 'linkonce' patch, or bad versions
das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce
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