bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue May 2 15:08:34 PDT 2006
I haven't been following the ALFS list, but I need ask this.
How does the script for LFS decide where to put the files? I was
somewhat distressed by the current results. I updated alfs from svn and
copied it to a new system that is booted from the LiveCD.
ALFS did a good job of fetching the book and the sources, except one
file with an md5sum problem where a patch file was good but the sum had
not been updated.
I was a bit unhappy when I ran make, however. My alfs files are in
/mnt/alfs and I have an empty /mnt/lfs partition mounted.
I entered /mnt/alfs/jhalfs and ran make. I was quite surprised that all
the LFS programs were placed in /mnt/alfs:
bin dev jhalfs LICENSE proc srv usr
BLFS dump-lfs-scripts.xsl.test jhalfs.tar lost+found README sys var
boot etc jhalfs.test master.sh README.PACO tmp
CLFS extras lfs media root TODO
common HLFS LFS mnt sbin tools
contrib home lib opt sources USAGE
Note that the directories bin dev proc srv usr sys var boot etc tmp root
mnt sbin tools opt lib and home are not where I expected them.
The USAGE file says:
-d --directory DIR use DIR directory for building LFS; all files
jhalfs produces will be in the directory
DIR/jhalfs. Default is /mnt/lfs.
Since I didn't set --directory, I expected the built files to be in /mnt/lfs
I can recover by doing some simple mv commands, but the program does not
appear to do what is documented.
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