Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

#1779 closed enhancement (fixed)

Host System Requirements page

Reported by: bdubbs@… Owned by: manuel@…
Priority: low Milestone: 6.2
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: minor Keywords:


It would be useful to add way for the user to check each package for the software installed in the host system. The following commands will display the appropriate version.

  • bash --version
  • binutils
    • ld --version
  • bzip2 --version
  • coreutils
    • chown --version
  • diff --version
  • find --version
  • gawk --version
  • gcc -- version
  • /lib/
  • grep --version
  • gzip --version
  • uname -a and cat /proc/version
  • make --version
  • patch --version
  • sed --version
  • tar --version

This could also be put into a simple script to display all the current versions.

Also on the page:

The reason for the kernel version requirement is that TLS support in Binutils don't be built and the Native POSIX Threading Library (NPTL) test suite will segfault if the host's kernel isn't a 2.6 kernel and has not been compiled with GCC-3.0 or a later version.

s/don't/will not/

Also define TLS. I assume it is Transport Layer Security. I think POSIX is a generic term and really doesn't need to be defined.

Change History (5)

comment:2 by bdubbs@…, 17 years ago

OK, so spell it out. No acronynm required.

comment:3 by manuel@…, 17 years ago

Owner: changed from lfs-book@… to manuel@…
Status: newassigned

I will try to include that commands to check the installed packages versions only if I can to keep a good text flow and page layout.

After all, that commands are very basics and should be know by any user that would to build an LFS system.

comment:4 by manuel@…, 17 years ago

Please, review this page:

I'm waiting the community agree with the content and look to do the commit.

comment:5 by manuel@…, 17 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed in r7557

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