7.7. Util-linux-2.12r

The Util-linux package contains miscellaneous utility programs. Among them are utilities for handling file systems, consoles, partitions, and messages.

7.7.1. Installation of Util-linux

Util-linux fails to compile against newer versions of Linux kernel headers. The following patch properly fixes this issue:

patch -Np1 -i ../util-linux-2.12r-cramfs-1.patch

The following patch fixes build issues with the changes to the Linux 2.6.18 headers:

patch -Np1 -i ../util-linux-2.12r-syscall_fixes-1.patch

The following patch fixes swapon.c - it tries to find the variable R_OK, but the header that has R_OK is not included:

patch -Np1 -i ../util-linux-2.12r-missing_header-1.patch

Due to a change in headers some util-linux will not build. This patch will change the utilization of llseek to lseek. This change is in the new release of util-linux:

patch -Np1 -i ../util-linux-2.12r-missing_lseek-1.patch

Util-linux does not use the freshly installed headers and libraries from the /tools directory by default. This is fixed by altering the configure script:

cp -v configure{,.orig}
sed -e 's@/usr/include@/tools/include@g' configure.orig > configure

The Util-linux installation uses -o root. The following sed removes that since we don't have users setup yet:

cp -v MCONFIG{,.orig}
sed -e 's|-o root||' MCONFIG.orig > MCONFIG

Prepare Util-linux for compilation:

CC="${CC} ${BUILD64}" ./configure

Compile the package:

make HAVE_KILL=yes HAVE_SLN=yes \
    HAVE_SHADOW=no CPUOPT="" ARCH="" \
    CPU=""

The meaning of the make parameters:

HAVE_KILL=yes

This prevents the kill program from being built.

HAVE_SLN=yes

This prevents the sln program (a statically linked version of ln already installed by Glibc) from being built and installed again.

HAVE_SHADOW=no

This disables linking to shadow .

CPUOPT=""

This disables any compiler optimizations by CPU type.

ARCH=""

This disables the detection of the architecture.

CPU=""

This disables the detection of the CPU.

Install the package:

make HAVE_KILL=yes HAVE_SLN=yes HAVE_SHADOW=no \
    USE_TTY_GROUP=no CPUOPT="" ARCH="" \
    CPU="" DESTDIR=${CLFS} install

Details on this package are located in Section 10.68.3, “Contents of Util-linux.”