[avahi] [PATCH] Fixes for lfs initscripts

William Immendorf will.immendorf at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 15:56:58 PDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Lennart Poettering
<lennart at poettering.net> wrote:
> Anyway, if no rewriten is necessary, then please remove the rewriting
> entirely. No 'cat foo.in > foo' please. That's nonsense.
That command is for conisity with the other initscript makefiles.
>> >> 2. And also, I forgot to make symlinks to the bootscript in the
>> >> makefile, because that is what LFS does. So I added the ln commands to
>> >> make the symlinks.
>> >
>> > We dn't create those link farms on any distribution. Activating init
>> > services is a job for the administrator, not for 'make install'.
> Yes, that's classic SysV init. Like almost every distro still does
> it. And we don't create those link farms on any distro.
Well, 'any distro' is a bit too general.
> Sure. But that's why folks invented package managers. We don't create
> those symlinks for any distro because creating those links is a job
> for a package manager, not for install scripts.
DISTRO!!!!! This is why I'm creating the symlinks in the 'make
install' command.
> Also, creating those links manually is almost certainly wrong. Every
> distro has a tool that manages that automatically for you.
I'm not shure there is a thing like that in a LFS system.
> Also, I thought the point of LFS was to do everything manually, wasn't
> it?
Yea, mainly, but there's also ALFS (Automated Linux From Scratch), and
the {B}LFS-bootscripts create symlinks to the bootscript for you.

Oh, and the 'link farm' thing? LFS does that because it wants to make
things more organized.


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