If, for example, a change is listed for chapter 5, it (usually) means the same change has been made in the corresponding chapter for the other architectures.
3.0-pre2 - April 14th, 2001
We've (well mostly Gerard) been neglecting the changelog here a little bit during the last few weeks, so this list isn't complete and too much has changed to exactly remember what should be listed here (ie: what is worth mentioning here). We'll be paying closer attention to the changelog after lfs-3.0-pre2 has been released (which will be around April 13th, 2001).
Converted the SGML source to XML.
Chapter 4: Tell the user to use cfdisk rather than fdisk. The fdisk man page recommends cfdisk over fdisk because it's more stable.
Chapter 4: Changed the wording to make it more general as ext2 no longer is the only used file system. Reiserfs, for example, is often used too now.
Chapter 5: Added static mawk, texinfo, and partially gettext to facilitate the move of Glibc from Chapter 5 to Chapter 6.
Chapter 5: Added Makedev to chapter 5. We don't create the device files here, only copy the MAKEDEV script and make a temp copy which will be used to create device files. This second file (MAKEDEV-temp) doesn't contain user names and group names but only user id's and group id's. We need a few device files to get Glibc installed, but, before Glibc is installed, user and group names are not recognized yet, only the numeric id's. This requires a slightly modified MAKEDEV script which will be generated by patching the original one. This patching is done here in chapter 5. Also, fixed the explanations on both makedev installations.
Chapter 5: Recommended to install all the software while logged in (or su'ed to) user root.
Chapter 5: Simplified ln commands.
Chapter 5: Removed prefix=$LFS/usr from tar's make install.
Chapter 5+6: Added the fileutils-4.0 patch which is needed to compile the fileutils package on Glibc-2.2 based systems (such as the upcoming LFS-3.0 system).
Chapter 5+6: Removed --disable-nls from configuration of programs that don't need it (bash, diffutils, gzip, sed, m4).
Chapter 5+6: Changed from "cd dir && make" to "make -C dir" (gettext-static, sysvinit).
Chapter 5: Beautified the static link process for mawk.
Chapter 5+6: Upgraded gcc-2.95.2 to gcc-126.96.36.199.
Chapter 5: Changed the links we create during gcc-installation to $LFS/usr/bin/cpp.
Chapter 5+6: Moved Glibc from chapter 5 to chapter 6.
Chapter 6: Changed libexecdir=/usr/bin in fileutils to libexecdir=/bin.
Chapter 6: Updated Glibc installation instructions. The 'configparms' file creation has been deleted. No need to pick a compiler (either distro's native or the /usr/local/gcc2952/bin/gcc one); we're in chroot now so we'll use the one we have.
Chapter 6: Only copy the man pages from the ld.so package. We don't need the ldconfig and ldd programs anymore; Glibc-2.2.1 comes with good working versions.
Chapter 6: Changed the procps installation from sed'ing to an easier way.
Chapter 6: Added the creation of the lex symlink to the flex installation.
Chapter 6: Changed $* into "$@" in the yacc script during bison's installation. "$@" allows usage of quoted arguments with blanks.
Chapter 6: Fixed the man page installation during console-tools' installation.
Chapter 6: When entering chroot, the $TERM variable inside chroot is set properly. This is accomplished by: chroot ... -i HOME=/root TERM=$TERM ...
Chapter 6: Merged the different sulogin lines from the inittab file into one line.
Chapter 6: Changed all "rm file && ln -s dest file" into "ln -sf file" (in glibc, bzip2 and gzip installations).
Chapter 6: Added a sed to fix a problem during glibc-installation. pt_chown can not be installed setuid root, because "root" is not known by glibc yet (kind of hen and egg-problem).
Chapter 6: Changed consoledata/tools to kbd, which is more actively developed, and less of a pain to install.
Chapter 7: Fixed the delays in the killproc function in the functions script. Now, after kill, first check PIDs, then sleep 2 if needed. More details can be read in the comments in the script itself.
Chapter 7: Added the explanation how the runlevels and boot process works when using the LFS scripts.
Chapter 10: Added this chapter. It contains "thanks and good luck" notes and suggest creating the /etc/lfs-3.0-pre2 file.
Appendix A: Added the description of the Netkit-base and Net-tools packages.