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Re: Building coreutils in Linux From Scratch

From: mwoehlke
Subject: Re: Building coreutils in Linux From Scratch
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:50:54 -0500
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Mike Frysinger wrote:
On Thursday 24 August 2006 15:33, mwoehlke wrote:
Matthew Burgess wrote:
We could just as easily patch procps to prevent it from installing its
versions of those two programs, but as we're preventing installation of
`su' as it is, it made sense to suppress coreutils kill and uptime in
the same patch.
I'd like to jump in and make a comment here... I have coreutils (5.97)
built on nine different platforms, but haven't even attempted to tackle
procps as it is not auto*-based (and so far I have not been motivated to
track down how to set up the build correctly, much less chase down bugs
and build errors). Unless procps is fixed/improved, dropping these from
coreutils means - from my POV - that they will be gone entirely.

the procps maintainer will never accept autotools (his words, not mine) ... i sent him a patch to autotool the build system and it was rejected ;)

I can understand that given that it is only for Linux... but that means that procps will likely only, ever, be supported on Linux, which is unfortunate. (And yes, I know that is likely to be true anyway.)

Which, as I said, is IMO a good reason to keep 'kill' and 'uptime' (especially 'uptime') in coreutils; otherwise you are essentially removing software packages.

We are Microsoft. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. --Badtech

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