[syslinux] Syslinux 5.00-pre6: call it a beta

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Jul 3 15:24:00 PDT 2012

On Fri, 29 Jun 2012, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> I think the Syslinux 5.00 branch is now at the point where I believe it it is 
> feature complete and should be able to replace the main Syslinux branch.
> As such, it is important that we get wider testing, and especially that 
> people let us know if and where it breaks.  As of right now, there aren't any 
> known bugs...

I tried to package 5.00-pre6 on RHEL using the known routine:

   make clean
   make installer
   make install-all

and I get:

   mkdir -m 755 -p /home/dag/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/syslinux-5.00-0.pre6.el6.rft.i386/usr/share/syslinux
   install -m 644 -c core/pxelinux.0 gpxe/gpxelinux.0 gpxe/gpxelinuxk.0 core/isolinux.bin core/isolinux-debug.bin dos/syslinux.com mbr/*.bin memdisk/memdisk memdump/memdump.com modules/*.com com32/menu/*.c32 com32/modules/*.c32 com32/mboot/*.c32 com32/hdt/*.c32 com32/rosh/*.c32 com32/gfxboot/*.c32 com32/sysdump/*.c32 com32/lua/src/*.c32 com32/chain/*.c32 com32/lib/*.c32 com32/libutil/*.c32 com32/gpllib/*.c32 /home/dag/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/syslinux-5.00-0.pre6.el6.rft.i386/usr/share/syslinux
   install: cannot stat `com32/gpllib/*.c32': No such file or directory
   make: *** [local-install] Error 1

When I try the more adventurous (remember, this is RHEL ;-)) routine:

   make clean
   make spotless
   make installer
   make install-all

I end up with:

   mkdir -m 755 -p /home/dag/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/syslinux-5.00-0.pre6.el6.rft.x86_64/usr/share/syslinux/com32
   install -m 644 libutil_com.a libutil_lnx.a /home/dag/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/syslinux-5.00-0.pre6.el6.rft.x86_64/usr/share/syslinux/com32
   install: cannot stat `libutil_com.a': No such file or directory

Is this expected ? Am I doing something wrong ?

Kind regards,
-- dag wieers, dag at wieers.com, http://dag.wieers.com/
-- dagit linux solutions, info at dagit.net, http://dagit.net/

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