Ubuntu? + note to Michael...
dspahn at cuh2a.com
Wed Aug 1 12:30:51 PDT 2007
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[mailto:alfs-discuss-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf Of Dan
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 2:56 PM
To: ALFS Discussion and Development List
Subject: Re: Ubuntu?
On 7/31/07, Michael J. Lynch <mlynch at gcom.com> wrote:
> First, I'm using an older Ubuntu distro (Hoary). There were two
> major problems I ran into.
> The first problem was with the "md5sum" command. For whatever
> reason the md5sum command on Ubuntu Hoary won't allow use of
> stdin as the source of the "checkfile" argument. The "checkfile" arg
> must come from a real file. So my fix was to modify the
> file to write the MD5 variable to a temporary file and then change the
> actual check to:
> if ! md5sum -c .t >/dev/null ; then
> The change was required in two places.
> The second problem was with the tar command. For whatever
> reason the tar command on Ubuntu Hoary can not untar files with
> .bz2, .gz, etc. extensions. The files must be uncompressed before
> being unarchived. Solving this problem took a little more work. I
> to make a wrapper script (TAR) for tar that checked the extension
> and then used the correct uncompressor and piped the output to
> tar as follows:
> Michael, what version of the tools are these? You should be able to
> get that with `md5sum --version' and `tar --version'.
I stand corrected on something I posted earlier... Michael was not
bashing the developers.... I read his message a little too hastily and
misunderstood the tone... sorry for the misunderstanding!
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