Kudos

2011-08-18 Thread Mike McCarty
I want to express my appreciation for the people of the LFS support echo, and especially for the support team. The quality of folk, and the quality of support, are, in my experience, unsurpassed. I have, since about 2005 or so, used and admin'd a few free distro's, the names of which would likely

Re: Problems with Grub

2011-08-17 Thread Mike McCarty
Giorgio Cittadini wrote: RESOLVED!!! Congratulations! And thanks for posting the fix. Mac -- p=p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);};main(){printf(p,34,p,34);} Oppose globalization and One World Governments like the UN. This message made from 100% recycled bits. You have found the bank of Larn.

Re: lfs system

2011-08-16 Thread Mike McCarty
Frederick Muriithi wrote: I just finished building my lfs 6.8 system, and registered as a new lfs user. Just follow the rules for posting and you'll be surprised Congratulations! Mac -- p=p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);};main(){printf(p,34,p,34);} Oppose globalization and One World

Re: Problems with Grub

2011-08-16 Thread Mike McCarty
Andrew Benton wrote: Giorgio gioci...@gmail.com wrote: [...] What to do? Could you suggest where I mistook? What to do now: remove (but how?) Grub and reinstall it? GRUB is not something to remove. If one no longer wants GRUB, then one simply overwrites it with something else. You don't

Re: Problems with Grub

2011-08-16 Thread Mike McCarty
Andrew Benton wrote: On Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:46:46 -0500 Mike McCarty mike.mcca...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Andrew Benton wrote: You don't need to reinstall grub. If it's working Ok and you can boot into LFS then just edit grub.cfg to make an entry for windows, something like this: menuentry

Re: new error

2011-08-09 Thread Mike McCarty
Bill Cunningham wrote: I don't know if this would qualify as an error or not. whatever this is I think it broke the compile. Does anyone know what this says? I know what the immediate meaning is, but not the cause. In file included /mnt/lfs/gcc-4.5.2/gcc/gcc.c:8303: warning: cast

Re: glibc

2011-07-29 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: On Thu, 2011-07-28 at 13:02 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote: [...] What is the issue? Does the GCC have special hooks into the kernel or sth like that? GCC doesn't - but glibc does. Not my area of expertise, but I assume a 2.4 kernel simply doesn't provide the necessary

Re: glibc

2011-07-28 Thread Mike McCarty
William Immendorf wrote: On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 8:29 AM, Bill Cunningham bill...@suddenlink.net wrote: Â Â Ok. It's there. I have solved this problem. And another has arisen. I am running an old RH 9 32 bit OS on a AMD athelon 64 bit address bus processor. (FYI: It's spelled Athlon, not

Re: Browsing internet from LFS live cd

2011-07-18 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: [...] It may not detect the network card. The live CD is no longer supported. You can test a little more with `ifconfig -a`. If eth0 does not show up then, the card is probably more recent than the iso. Try using a more recent livecd from http://www.livecdlist.com/

Re: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2, 0)

2011-07-18 Thread Mike McCarty
Tony Hartzell wrote: VFS: Cannot open root device hda2 or unknown-block(2,0) Please append a correct root= boot option; here are the available partitions: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(2,0) Usually a result of a missing driver in the file system

Re: What happened if I stop the make check?

2011-07-12 Thread Mike McCarty
Webmaster wrote: Sometimes I don't have much time to wait it so I pressed Ctrl+C. Are there any side effects if I stop it? It depends upon when it is done. If you simply $ make and then $ make check then likely there is no problem. If, however, the $ make check is the first command, then

Re: Configure Error Received in Chpt. 6.9. Glibc-2.13

2011-07-11 Thread Mike McCarty
me,apporc wrote: Alright. In fact i saw his name was in chinese so i used chinese . I thought maybe we can communicate with each other better with chinese. Don't worry, it won't happen again. By the way ,sorry for my poor english. If I may make a comment and suggestion: While the LIST

Re: following book

2011-07-05 Thread Mike McCarty
Bill Cunningham wrote: Well I've pretty much follwed the book word for word up to the What does pretty much mean? compilation of binutils and it breaks the enviornment can't find the ld. Bill -- p=p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);};main(){printf(p,34,p,34);} Oppose globalization and

Re: What should I choose while installing Linux Kernel?

2011-06-27 Thread Mike McCarty
Webmaster wrote: I've found that there are so many options... I don't know which one I should choose and which one shouldn't... What is the different between * built-in and M moudle? You got some replies which may have helped. I'll give an explanation of the difference in physical terms, and

Re: gcc (first pass) compilation error

2011-06-24 Thread Mike McCarty
William Immendorf wrote: On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Frederick Muriithi fredmang...@gmail.com wrote: [...] Have fun, don't panic, and don't forget to bring your towel!!! (on second thought, leave the towel behind) Is that in large friendly letters? Then he'd better bring his towel.

Re: What is 21?

2011-06-21 Thread Mike McCarty
Webmaster wrote: For example: ls -l /usr/bin | more redirect_test.log 21 (BLFS 6.3 Page 37) What does 21 mean? You got two nice explanations; I thought perhaps a little more detail would help. However, this is a basic UNIX shell type question, and something someone embarking upon building

Re: 6.9. Glibc-2.12.1

2011-06-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: On Fri, 2011-06-17 at 11:12 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote: Webmaster wrote: I never check, because if the check passed it's useless but if the check failed you can do nothing. Then you do not understand the purpose of testing. I've heard many a manager say more or less

Re: Building a 32-bit LFS on a 64-bit host

2011-06-20 Thread Mike McCarty
lanas wrote: OK. I already have a nicely-equipped Fedora 32-bit virtual machine in That was going to be my suggestion. Not Fedora, abut a 32 bit virtual. which I alreay built several LFS some time ago (2 years), so I'll keep at it then. I was kind of hoping for a 'instant recipe' that did

Re: 6.9. Glibc-2.12.1

2011-06-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: On Fri, 2011-06-17 at 11:12 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote: Webmaster wrote: I never check, because if the check passed it's useless but if the check failed you can do nothing. Then you do not understand the purpose of testing. I've heard many a manager say more or less

Re: Have you tried building LFS with LFS-LiveCD?

2011-06-17 Thread Mike McCarty
Webmaster wrote: I think it's good to use LiveCD to build LFS. You don't need to install Host System (Ubuntu, etc.), just booting from the disk instead. And LiveCD also provides source codes, so you needn't download it. To answer your question: I have successfully built an LFS system from

Re: 6.9. Glibc-2.12.1

2011-06-17 Thread Mike McCarty
Webmaster wrote: I never check, because if the check passed it's useless but if the check failed you can do nothing. Then you do not understand the purpose of testing. I've heard many a manager say more or less the same thing. Mac --

Re: Failure booting into LFS

2011-06-16 Thread Mike McCarty
Brian Dickens wrote: I recently finished working through the most recent LFS book, but when I try booting into the new OS, I see the following error: VFS: cannot open root device sda2 orq unknown-block(0,0) It looks like you have a problem either in configuration of your boot or in

Re: 6.9. Glibc-2.12.1

2011-06-16 Thread Mike McCarty
robert wrote: cannot get beyond this: make[1]: Target `check' not remade because of errors. make[1]: Leaving directory `/sources/glibc-2.12.1' make: *** [check] Error 2 make[2]: [/sources/glibc-build/posix/annexc.out] Error 1 (ignored) make[2]: *** [/sources/glibc-build/rt/tst-mqueue5.out]

Re: Kernel Panic Help

2011-06-01 Thread Mike McCarty
bsquared wrote: Hello, Can anyone recommend some resources for troubleshooting a kernel panic. I have been built LFS 6.8 on a USB stick, and moved it to a disk partition using 'dd'. I modified the grub.cfg file and rebooted. Then got a kernel panic. Usually, kernel panics have some

Re: The trouble with not following instructions (a problem with X.org)

2011-05-23 Thread Mike McCarty
William Immendorf wrote: William, you have the patience of a saint. Janu, FBBG Mac -- p=p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);};main(){printf(p,34,p,34);} Oppose globalization and One World Governments like the UN. This message made from 100% recycled bits. You have found the bank of

Re: how to install and remove the windows boot loader

2011-05-13 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Send this type of message to lfs-support Original Message Subject: Re: lfs-support Digest, Vol 2302, Issue 2 (janu mam) Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 09:57:37 +0530 From: janu mam janakiramulu.mt...@gmail.com To: Bruce Dubbs bruce.du...@gmail.com References:

Re: FYI: using jhbuild to install X

2011-05-13 Thread Mike McCarty
bsquared wrote: In case anyone has interest. I was able to use jhbuild to install xorg 7.6 on LFS 6.8 w/ package users fairly easily. Perhaps a hint is in order? Mike -- p=p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);};main(){printf(p,34,p,34);} Oppose globalization and One World Governments like the

Re: Slightly OT: Building with a VM

2011-05-02 Thread Mike McCarty
me,apporc wrote: Hi Is there a book or someting like which i can refer to for these knowledge about disks , images files and partitions . I use the man pages a lot. I don't know how to mount a partition in a image file with offset .I want to know detailed knowledge about this . I hope you

Re: JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-21 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Yes, it,s a little touchy. You can get that when it's creating /tools, etc. too. Just delete the old stuff and start over. The program is not very tolerant of errors and variations, but once you get it work the way you want, it's handy. I looked a little farther, and the

Re: JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-21 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Yes, it,s a little touchy. You can get that when it's creating /tools, etc. too. Ok, I've read the source, Luke, and I've got it going. For the FIRST run one must have Rebuild Files set to FALSE (not checked) Rebuild Makefile set to FALSE (not checked) It

Re: V 6.8 wget-list

2011-04-21 Thread Mike McCarty
bsquared wrote: On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Mike McCarty mike.mcca...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Is the version 6.8 wget-list not yet available? http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/6.8/wget-list Thanks! Got it. It would make sense to put a copy or link in the download area as well

Re: V 6.8 MD5SUM file

2011-04-21 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Update: The 6.8 sources is now on the master and will be on the mirrors when they sync in the next day or so. I put a MD5SUM file in the tarball. Thanks! Mike -- p=p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);};main(){printf(p,34,p,34);} Oppose globalization and One World

Slightly OT: Building with a VM

2011-04-21 Thread Mike McCarty
I've started in building 6.8 using a VM (qemu). I built the pseudo disc file using the raw disc image creator supplied with the VM. I set up an ISO image of the LFS LiveCD as the boot disc, attached the raw disc image to /dev/hda, and booted up. I then ran cfdisk to create volumes, and formatted

Re: Slightly OT: Building with a VM

2011-04-21 Thread Mike McCarty
Neal Murphy wrote: Bother! Clicked the wrong button! [nice stuff snipped] I very much appreciate the suggestions for PT editors. Thanks! However, I'd like to get an answer to the question about the offsets within the file to get to the starts of the file systems. Am I missing something, like

Re: Compiling grub-1.98 fails

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Karthik Bhuvanagiri wrote: Hi, I'm following LFS-Book-6.7. I followed everything in the book successfully until section 6.44.1-Installation of Grub. Compiling grub-1.98 fails after issuing make command. Please suggest me in resolving the issue. *Output of ./configure --prefix=/usr

Re: Compiling grub-1.98 fails

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Mike McCarty wrote: Did this ever get resolved? I see that the .o files got included in the link more than once, but I didn't see a resolution. In a fresh svn build yesterday, I get no errors at all. You've cut down the output to where I can't see what the Makefile

Re: gcc test failures

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Alex Bosworth wrote: I don't know a lot about linux scheduler, but I believe that it would make a difference as, setting a lower priority means less time slice allocated to the process thus, in turn reduces the frequency the process is scheduled. On the No, it means that if there are

Re: compiling packages in sec 5

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Lorenzo Trojan wrote: Hi all, I hope this isn't a silly question... it's not quite clear to me one thing: why the the gcc cross compiler created in sec 5.5 isn't used for the compilation of the packages in section 5 (something like ./configure CC=$LFS_TGT-gcc)? Since the path is set to

JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
I'm using a VM (qemu) to build LFS v 6.8. I'm using the LFS LiveCD as my build system. I've partitioned and formatted my disc, and successfully booted the LiveCD. I've downloaded jhalfs-2.3.2 (I understand the one on the LiveCD jhalfs-2.3.1 is broken) and started setting up my directory structure.

V 6.8 wget-list

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Is the version 6.8 wget-list not yet available? Mike -- p=p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);};main(){printf(p,34,p,34);} Oppose globalization and One World Governments like the UN. This message made from 100% recycled bits. You have found the bank of Larn. I speak only for myself, and I am

Re: JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Mike McCarty wrote: I'm using a VM (qemu) to build LFS v 6.8. I'm using the LFS LiveCD as my build system. I've partitioned and formatted my disc, and successfully booted the LiveCD. I've downloaded jhalfs-2.3.2 (I understand the one on the LiveCD jhalfs-2.3.1 is broken

Re: JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: When you go into the VM, extract jhalfs to your /home directory (the name doesn't matter). Run from there. jhalfs should create /mnt/lfs/{jhalfs,sources}. I tell it not to mess with sources and then just copy them manually to /mnt/lfs/sources, because I sometimes

Re: JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Mike McCarty wrote: Bruce Dubbs wrote: When you go into the VM, extract jhalfs to your /home directory (the name doesn't matter). Run from there. jhalfs should create /mnt/lfs/{jhalfs,sources}. I tell it not to mess with sources and then just copy them manually to /mnt/lfs/sources

Re: JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Don't know. I'd have to look at the code. I've always used ~/jhalfs (with the current svn version). Doesn't work for me, and hasn't worked for me, ever. I just repeated a trial, and got the same result. It complains that /media/jhalfs/lfs-commands does not exist. If

Re: JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Yes, it,s a little touchy. You can get that when it's creating /tools, etc. too. Just delete the old stuff and start over. The program is not very tolerant of errors and variations, but once you get it work the way you want, it's handy. Are you familiar with the term

Re: JHALFS Incompatibilities

2011-04-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Yes, it,s a little touchy. You can get that when it's creating /tools, etc. too. Just delete the old stuff and start over. The program is not very tolerant of errors and variations, but once you get it work the way you want, it's handy. I did what you suggest five times,

Re: Incompatibility of udev and /usr

2011-04-14 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: [...] While not universal, there seems to be a growing feeling that having a separate /usr partition serves no useful purpose these days. The third of those links gives a pretty good summary of that viewpoint. Well, I also have read this argument, and it cuts no water with

Incompatibility of udev and /usr

2011-04-13 Thread Mike McCarty
There is an incompatibility with using udev and /usr being a separate file system, which users of LFS need to be aware of. It is presently not possible, in general, to use udev and have /usr be a separately mounted file system. This is something to consider when planning the layout of the disc

Re: lfslivecd

2011-03-22 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: janu mam wrote: i am using lfs livex86-r2160 as host for building lfs book 6.7, in lfs6.7 book the following msg was there The LFS LiveCD might not work on newer hardware configurations, failing to boot or failing to detect some devices such as some SATA hard drives.

Re: Ruminations on Udev, null and console

2011-03-22 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: Not meaning to start an argument on that basis. But by 'modern' desktops, I meant recent versions of Gnome or KDE, compared to more lightweight setups. As to the relevance to the thread, I know I didn't make that clear, but my thinking was that device names really aren't

Re: Binutils Problem

2011-02-02 Thread Mike McCarty
J Falcetti wrote: How do would I know when I'm inside the directory? Perhaps you need to re read the general instructions section. Are you familiar with the cd and pwd commands? First, you untar the tarball, then you cd to the directory extracted from the tarball. For this particular build, you

Re: GCC Error chap-5.5

2011-01-31 Thread Mike McCarty
Martin Zajíc ZAJCA wrote: [...] checking for suffix of object files... configure: error: in `/mnt/LFS/build/gcc-4.5.1-BUILD/x86_64-lfs-linux-gnu/libgcc': configure: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: cannot compile See `config.log' for more details. Did you see `config.log' for

Re: UnionFS Package Management

2011-01-27 Thread Mike McCarty
Smartboy wrote: I've been pursuing the UnionFS hint quite a bit over the past couple years, though each attempt has either failed or I just never had time to finish it. The biggest problem is that I don't know how to get UnionFS/AUFS available during the Chapter 6 build, though I may have

Re: UnionFS Package Management

2011-01-27 Thread Mike McCarty
Smartboy wrote: It isn't enough just to install AUFS or UnionFS within the development environment. I think it also needs something else, like being installed in the host's kernel, though even after that I couldn't get AUFS to work within a chroot. Yes, that's part of installed. It must be

UnionFS Package Management

2011-01-25 Thread Mike McCarty
Pursuing the subject of package management, I've been considering the use more than one of the hints. One hint I've explored somewhat is the Package User hint. I must admit, that while it's simple, and attractive, I don't like burdening something which isn't intended to track packages, namely user

Re: Recommended LiveCD?

2011-01-20 Thread Mike McCarty
Someone Somebody wrote: I'm doing it inside VirtualBox and I want a LiveCD that supports VirtualBox's absoulute pointing device that is a feature that allows you I'm not familiar with that feature. to use mouse pointer integration even without the guest additions installed which is quite

Re: Recommended LiveCD?

2011-01-19 Thread Mike McCarty
Someone Somebody wrote: Since the LFS LiveCD is quite outdated, what would you recommend to use for building an LFS system with as minimal/no tweaking to the LiveCD required? In what sense is it outdated? Does the current build require something not on the LFS LiveCD? If not, then unless the

Re: Who uses package users?

2010-08-02 Thread Mike McCarty
Timothy Rice wrote: The graph is not acyclic. Hi Mac, That is true. The scripts would need to check for cycles and either bail out to admit manual treatment, or automagically call upon special cases. Ideally, the latter, once the basic idea is admitted as feasible. This could be

Re: Who uses package users?

2010-08-02 Thread Mike McCarty
Timothy Rice wrote: Hey Dan, [...] After I rebuild manually, I'd be more than happy to work with you and update the hint. Sounds good :-) If ya'll really get something working, I'd sure love to see it. I understand why LFS is the way it is. However, I'd like to be able to build a list of

Re: Who uses package users?

2010-07-30 Thread Mike McCarty
Timothy Rice wrote: [...] these other systems for dead. An example of what can be accomplished is to have scripts that parse the (B)LFS books for source locations and dependency information, and automatically download required files and install any dependencies, recursively. I know this sort

Re: LFS (Version SVN-20100529) - 5.9. Binutils-2.20.1 - Pass 2

2010-07-14 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: [...] That's experience talking, I might add. My LFS builds are almost always scripted, and more than once, I've investigated a compile problem that's Is there a reason you prefer a script to an automated package like JHALFS? Mike --

OT: Search Engines

2010-07-14 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Download locations may not always be accessible. If a download location has changed since this book was published, Google (http://www.google.com/) provides a useful search engine for most packages. If this search is unsuccessful, try one of the alternative May I suggest

OT: Unix Backup Recovery CD-ROM

2010-07-14 Thread Mike McCarty
I was at a used book store and selected a copy of O'Reilly's Unix Backup and Recovery nutshell series book for purchase. One of our party became ill, and I left early to take her home. When I retuned, the others had already made the purchase, and I wound up with the book, but no companion CD-ROM,

Re: OT: Unix Backup Recovery CD-ROM

2010-07-14 Thread Mike McCarty
Danny Engelbarts wrote: That book mentions the site http://backupcentral.com/ i had a quick look and Thanks. I'll look there. I did do a search, and found the O'Reilly book for sale from them, but no downloadable content. the site appears closely related and offers downloads of various free

Re: Ch. 6 GlibC Install Failure from Package Management--Which headers to use

2010-07-14 Thread Mike McCarty
Dan McGhee wrote: You are absolutely right, but I would not characterize it as a problem, but something to be considered and about which to make a decision. In fact, it's the reason I posted. Using only the instructions in the LFS book, this header file would be replaced three

Re: OT: Unix Backup Recovery CD-ROM

2010-07-14 Thread Mike McCarty
Tony Sauri wrote: On Thu, 15 Jul 2010 11:45, Mike McCarty wrote: Well, the larger parts are actually not in the book. It simply refers one to the CD-ROM. At least, the paper version of the book does. However, I'll reasearch what you suggest. Are these the scripts you are looking for? I'm

Re: Problem installing the nouveau driver

2010-07-02 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: On Thu, 2010-07-01 at 17:59 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote: Apparently, it's the stated non-goal to support switching back by the authors (or at least owners) of the driver. So, unless he's willing to get the source for the driver, and rewrite portions of it himself, there's

Re: Compilation problem for binutils

2010-07-02 Thread Mike McCarty
$reeHari wrote: *This is the note on http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/livecd : Note:* The LiveCD is no longer being maintained. However, it still works well for many purposes, including as a vehicle to build LFS. The packages and the rendered LFS book on the CD are quite out of date. To use the

Re: LFS (Version SVN-20100529) - 5.9. Binutils-2.20.1 - Pass 2

2010-07-02 Thread Mike McCarty
Neal Murphy wrote: On Friday 02 July 2010 07:53:19 Ken Moffat wrote: ... but people can make the same error each time. And that's really OK: it's a mere reflection of their computer skills and we can help them with that. But expecting different results every time is a sure sign of

Re: If SBU measure include test time?

2010-07-01 Thread Mike McCarty
littlebat wrote: [...] I sugguest adding a note in SBU section such as: the test time should be included into SBU measure in Chapter 6 if the package has a testsuite and shouldn't be included into SBU measure in Chapter 5 anyway. Although it will not affect us to make a working LFS without

Re: Problem installing the nouveau driver

2010-07-01 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: On Wed, 2010-06-30 at 13:25 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote: Simon Geard wrote: On Tue, 2010-06-29 at 10:25 -0500, al...@verizon.net wrote: You were ok up to here... A combination of trying to simplify, and trying to remember stuff I last played with in college, back when

Re: Compilation problem for binutils

2010-07-01 Thread Mike McCarty
$reeHari wrote: Hi , thanks 4 the replies . I used version 6.3 of the book coz the livecds of lfs contained only packages for version 6.3 of the book . since version 6.6 uses newer versions of packages and livecd with all the required packages are not available , i would have to download each

Re: Problem installing the nouveau driver

2010-06-30 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: On Tue, 2010-06-29 at 10:25 -0500, al...@verizon.net wrote: You were ok up to here... The 80x25 mode you boot in is special in that regard, because that combination of pixels and fonts is implemented in the BIOS itself, as a standard feature going back 20 years. And being

Re: Problem installing the nouveau driver

2010-06-29 Thread Mike McCarty
al...@verizon.net wrote: On Jun 29, 07:40:18 AM, Simon wrote: I'm confused. So before we go to the _exact_ steps of Yes. You are conflating almost unrelated things. I'm not a specialist on that particular video processor, so take what I write here with a little grain of salt here and there.

Re: Help with Glib-c 2.11.1 Pass 1 (ch 5.7) in LFS 6.6

2010-06-29 Thread Mike McCarty
Andrew Benton wrote: On 29/06/10 11:50, Saxon Landers wrote: Hi there, im new to the mailing list, so please correct me if i make any mistakes. I have used linux for some time, and wanted to make my own, so ive gone for LFS. I am compiling onto a SanDisk Cruzer 4gb portable USB flash drive,

Re: Help with Glib-c 2.11.1 Pass 1 (ch 5.7) in LFS 6.6

2010-06-29 Thread Mike McCarty
Neal Murphy wrote: On Tuesday 29 June 2010 12:57:21 Mike McCarty wrote: [about partitions] The mount command should be able to mount anything with a file system in it. CD-ROMS don't have partitions, nor do native USB sticks, [...] An explicit example: 'mount -t ext3 /dev/sdb /mnt'. Oh

Re: Weird issue with Texlive 2010

2010-06-28 Thread Mike McCarty
William Immendorf wrote: When I try to convert a Texinfo document into a DVI/PS file or an PDF file, texi2dvi complains that texinfo.tex is broken, despite it being That's the exact full error message? texinfo.tex is broken? Mike --

Re: A sed syntax

2010-06-23 Thread Mike McCarty
littlebat wrote: Hi, I am learning LFS BOOK: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/6.6/chapter05/adjusting.html Below is a sed syntax I can't understand and haven't found a place to learn it. code sed -e /^\*cpp:$/{n;s,$, -isystem /tools/include,} /code You already got a good

Re: Can't compile hsfmodem driver in LFS 6.6.

2010-06-23 Thread Mike McCarty
rhubarb...@poetworld.net wrote: [...] Unfortunately, linuxant support has been less than helpful. Apparently they view the problem as incorrectly behaving low-level OS tools on my box. Huh? I realize I'm not incapable of error, but I've run LFS and their driver on my box for several

Re: Can't compile hsfmodem driver in LFS 6.6.

2010-06-23 Thread Mike McCarty
rhubarb...@poetworld.net wrote: They are suggesting that your compiler/assembler/linker tool chain may have a fault, I think. I checked the messages during my build carefully and believe all were correct. Is there a post-build test? Apparently, yes. You try to build hsfmodem driver

Re: stripping down lfs

2010-06-23 Thread Mike McCarty
Eric Miller wrote: hey all...haven't been here since 2002 lolz. I'm hoping to build a stripped down LFS to use on a livecd that will do one thing only: present the user with a simple scripted text menu, and then (based on the menu input) .dd an image to a usb thumb drive. You might

Re: A typo in the wget-list

2010-06-22 Thread Mike McCarty
Philippe Delavalade wrote: Hello. There is a typo (imho) in the wget-list of the svn-20100622 ; line 11 is http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net//expect/expect-5.44.1.15.tar.bz2 and should be http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/expect/expect-5.44.1.15.tar.bz2 with one '/' and not two. That

Re: Urgent

2010-06-22 Thread Mike McCarty
prakhar gaur wrote: Dear Jai, Instead of buying books and all. Just start working with LFS. If you got the mail-list id, then I am sure that you know the place to download the book(LFS-6.6) But be sure to go through the pre-requisite reading list though. Building LFS will not teach OS

Re: A typo in the wget-list

2010-06-22 Thread Mike McCarty
Danny Engelbarts wrote: Sourceforge is probably doing some url rewrite magic that doesn't account for repeated slashes. Then it is violating the Standard, I believe. This should be reported to them, I think. Mike -- p=p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);};main(){printf(p,34,p,34);} Oppose

Re: priority in install of packages

2010-06-16 Thread Mike McCarty
Paul Rogers wrote: I think there is an assumption being made that everybody around the world would automagically relate to books the way we native English speakers do. There are people who read books back to front. Not by me. My presumption was that he did have a problem knowing what the

Re: priority in install of packages

2010-06-16 Thread Mike McCarty
Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh wrote: On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 22:54 +1200, Simon Geard wrote: On Tue, 2010-06-15 at 21:45 +0430, Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh wrote: In appendex (Dependency section), we have 2 part for each package: The appendix is for information only. When it comes to installing packages,

Re: priority in install of packages

2010-06-15 Thread Mike McCarty
Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh wrote: In appendex (Dependency section), we have 2 part for each package: 1.Must be installed before 2.Installation depend on. now i don't know when i want to install package x, see 1 or 2 and install packages before compile package x.please guide me If you ask a

Re: live and learn

2010-06-11 Thread Mike McCarty
piper.guy1 wrote: Thanks for all your tips, advice, lectures, opinions, etc. Very positive community. I think I'm going to enjoy my LFS experience. I That's one thing I really like here, unlike the user support lists for standard distros, which are full of bickering and posturing. [...] Now

Config Guidelies

2010-06-11 Thread Mike McCarty
Since, with LFS, we are much more in the driver's seat when it comes to system config, I thought perhaps a pointer to some guidelines might be appropriate. http://web.archive.org/web/20080119033620/www.cert.org/tech_tips/unix_configuration_guidelines.html Mike --

Re: live and learn

2010-06-10 Thread Mike McCarty
Simon Geard wrote: I quite like an idea Fedora are working on - if installed to a btrfs partition, use it's snapshot support to provide an easy rollback option when installing updates. I've been meaning to try that approach myself, since I've trashed more than a few systems while trying to

Re: live and learn

2010-06-09 Thread Mike McCarty
Andrew Benton wrote: On 08/06/10 21:54, Mike McCarty wrote: piper.guy1 wrote: Sooo...before I do something else that I'm not suppose to do, I thought I'd get advise first. My thinking is that I need to get a Linux rescue or recovery CD, mount the file system on the hard drive, and then add

Re: live and learn

2010-06-09 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: Mike McCarty wrote: Yeah, deleting the link without changing your /etc/passwd entry to point to a valid shell would do that. Changing the /etc/password file won't do much. The bootscripts need /bin/sh. I'm talking about his host, not LFS. I have no idea what his boot

Re: live and learn

2010-06-09 Thread Mike McCarty
Neal Murphy wrote: [...] mid-nineties. And just a couple weeks ago, I overwrote a disk that contained half of a couple striped MD filesystems. Lost nearly 10 years of pics and history. Another time, while redesigning the Smoothwall build system, I Of course, you've got it all on backup.

Re: live and learn

2010-06-09 Thread Mike McCarty
Neal Murphy wrote: [...] But you are right. I had no backups and no excuses. I have an empty 400GB drive that would have held most of that data. And there's no reason I could not have saved all the pics to DVDs. I didn't. I lost. Oh, well. No one died, and no critters or humans were

Re: live and learn

2010-06-08 Thread Mike McCarty
piper.guy1 wrote: Hi, Started reading and doing what the book says (6.6). Didn't take too long before I got myself into trouble. :-( Hee hee! Aren't we having fun! Before starting in on something like this, be sure your backup and recovery procedure works well. So, join the explicitly non

Re: LFS-6.6, Stage2, glibc, nscd.c:442

2010-06-07 Thread Mike McCarty
Bruce Dubbs wrote: [...] After configure: #ifdef TARGET_LIBC_PROVIDES_SSP #undef TARGET_LIBC_PROVIDES_SSP #endif #define TARGET_LIBC_PROVIDES_SSP 1 Modern C compilers do not require that little idiom to prevent a warning. #undefine-ing something which is not defined is not supposed to

Re: perl, gdbm and perl's obsequious help

2010-06-03 Thread Mike McCarty
Neal Murphy wrote: On Thursday 03 June 2010 04:08:33 Simon Geard wrote: Can you be more specific about the problems you're seeing? Does the perl executable fail to run at all, unable to link to libgdbm.so? Or is it something less obvious? Simon. [...] That's when I dug into perl's

Re: LFS-6.6, Stage2, glibc, nscd.c:442

2010-06-02 Thread Mike McCarty
Danny Engelbarts wrote: On Wednesday 02 June 2010 21:22:07 Mike McCarty wrote: Paul Rogers wrote: have one system that trails, i.e. has exactly the package versions specified in the HSR, and verifies that each version of LFS does in fact install flawlessly with those prerequisites

Re: LFS-6.6, Stage2, glibc, nscd.c:442

2010-06-02 Thread Mike McCarty
linux fan wrote: On 6/2/10, Danny Engelbarts d.engelba...@gmail.com wrote: ... a 6.3 system is required than the book should state 6.3 until proven otherwise. That is just exactly what the DEV book now requires. Unfortunately, now we don't get to find out exactly why the original

Re: LFS-6.6, Stage2, glibc, nscd.c:442

2010-06-02 Thread Mike McCarty
linux fan wrote: On 6/2/10, Danny Engelbarts d.engelba...@gmail.com wrote: ... a 6.3 system is required than the book should state 6.3 until proven otherwise. That is just exactly what the DEV book now requires. Unfortunately, now we don't get to find out exactly why the original

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