How to thoroughly test the LFS?

Ming Zhang mingz at ele.uri.edu
Mon May 9 17:07:15 PDT 2005


On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 23:11 +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> 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.
> >
> > Ming
> >
> >
> 
>  The only ways I know of are
> (i) use it to "build itself" and compare the results,
> AND
> (ii) build _every_ blfs package you care about.
> 
but one thing here is if you can build it, can you make sure it can run
well? especially for some packages that come with no self check option.

also some packages like gcc will always fail in tests here or there. :P
it is really hard to tell which failure can be ignored.

>   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
> of bison.
> 
> Ken
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