do we need to compile bzip2 and gzip in chapter 5? was:Re: Script

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Fri Jan 12 11:34:13 PST 2001

> if none of these files is needed, why should anybody install bzip2
> and gzip in chapter 5?
> gerard, you may have thought of sth when deciding so, please let us
> know. (actually it doesn't hurt to install them, just i'm curios.;))

If you don't install gzip and/or bzip2 then how are you planning on 
ungzip/unbzip2'ing the tarballs in chroot? Sure you can it outside of chroot, 
but that's not always as convenient as doing it inside chroot, depending 
whether you use X or not

Gerard Beekmans

-*- If Linux doesn't have the solution, you have the wrong problem -*-

Unsubscribe: send email to lfs-apps-request at
and put unsubscribe in the subject header of the message

More information about the blfs-support mailing list