The Psmisc package contains programs for displaying information about running processes.
Prepare Psmisc for compilation:
./configure --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=""
The meaning of the configure options:
This ensures that the Psmisc binaries will install into /bin instead of /usr/bin. This is the correct location according to the FHS, because some of the Psmisc binaries are used by the LFS-Bootscripts package.
Compile the package:
Install the package:
There is no reason for the pstree and pstree.x11 programs to reside in /bin. Therefore, move them to /usr/bin:
mv /bin/pstree* /usr/bin
By default, Psmisc's pidof program is not installed. This usually is not a problem because it is installed later in the Sysvinit package, which provides a better pidof program. If Sysvinit will not be used for a particular system, complete the installation of Psmisc by creating the following symlink:
ln -s killall /bin/pidof
Reports the Process IDs (PIDs) of processes that use the given files or file systems
Kills processes by name; it sends a signal to all processes running any of the given commands
Displays running processes as a tree
Same as pstree, except that it waits for confirmation before exiting