[lfs-support] TzData2016f extracting question

Douglas R. Reno renodr2002 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 19:07:19 PDT 2016


On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 9:05 PM, Jared lima <jared.lima.alkali at gmail.com>
wrote:

> okay, but when i ran the wget-list command to download all the packages in
> a previous chapter, it downloaded a "tzdata2016f.tar.gz" archive.  do i
> ignore the archive thats all by itsself or what?
>
> On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 2:04 AM, Douglas R. Reno <renodr2002 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 9:02 PM, Jared lima <jared.lima.alkali at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I have already asked this but i figured i should make a dedicated post
>>> for this, plus my question still hasnt exactly been answered
>>>
>>> Using LFS 7.10 stable,
>>>
>>> Chapter 5.3, the part where you extract all the downloaded packages
>>> before compiling.
>>>
>>> When i extract the tzdata2016f.tar.gz archive, it puts all the contents
>>> into the source directory /mnt/lfs/sources , aka the folder where all the
>>> downloaded packages are.
>>>
>>> it doesn't create its own "protected" directory for all the files like
>>> all the other packages make.
>>>
>>> so im a bit confused if thats normal or not.  i was told that the book
>>> extracts tzdata from within the glibc-2.24/build directory.
>>>
>>> so should i just move on, and let the extracted files rest inside the
>>> "root directory" of the location of all the extracted sources
>>> (/mnt/lfs/sources), or do i need to create a directory for tzdata2016f and
>>> change the permissions to what the others are?
>>>
>>>
>>> im sorry, this stuff is just a bit confusing to me.
>>>
>>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> In the book, tzdata is installed as part of the glibc page. We assume
>> that you are in the glibc-(insert version here)/build directory when you
>> unpack that tarball. Yes, it is a separate package theoretically, but as
>> far as I understand, it made sense for us to keep it in that page.
>>
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tzdata2016f is a separate file archive. We use that "tar -xf ..." command
to untar it.
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