[VOTE] Re: directory-handling with nALFS

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Apr 3 06:09:06 PST 2004

Thomas Pegg wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-04-03 at 06:59, Reinhard wrote:
> <snip>
>>One question to the DTD (cvs):
>>the stageinfo has the element shell, but it is not used in the official 
>>profiles, when entering chroot-jail.
> Because that is the CVS DTD it is not in use and won't be until it's
> released, it will eventually become v3.2 but the current release of
> nALFS does not have support for the 3.2 syntax only the CVS version does
> currently. 

It's also not necessary; <shell> is only needed if you want your ALFS 
tool to use a shell _other_ than /bin/sh to execute commands, and the 
official profile is just fine using /bin/sh for that. In chapter 5 
that's the host's /bin/sh, and in chapter 6 it's the bash that was built 
during chapter 5 (and no it's not statically linked, it's just a normal 
bash that was installed into /tools and then linked from /bin/sh to 

<shell> was added at the request of a user who had a default shell on 
their system that didn't implement what they wanted, so they wanted to 
be able to override it in their profiles.

More information about the alfs-discuss mailing list