I needed a reasonably complete development environment including git (which was not already included in my machine).
if git was not previously install then run:
sudo apt git
Then I create my sandbox for my experiments and filled it with the current revision:
$ mkdir sandbox $ cd sandbox $ sudo git clone git://git.ipfire.org/ipfire-2.x.git Cloning into 'ipfire-2.x'... remote: Enumerating objects: 62, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (62/62), done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (56/56), done. remote: Total 148087 (delta 17), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 148025 Receiving objects: 100% (148087/148087), 55.49 MiB | 18.02 MiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (102395/102395), done. $ cd ipfire-2.x $ sudo ./make.sh downloadsrc Preload all source files 7zip (17.04) [ DONE ] acl (2.3.1) [ DONE ] acpid (2.0.32) [ DONE ] alac (0.0.7) [ DONE ] ...
Then, after a LOOOOOONG time
... zerofree (1.1.1) [ DONE ] zlib (1.2.11) [ DONE ] zstd (1.5.1) [ DONE ] ***Verifying md5sums all files md5sum match [ DONE ] $
Now we need to get the toolchain, which cannot be built on a 64bit machine (it is a good idea to get it anyways, since compilation time is substantial).
$ sudo ./make.sh gettoolchain Nov 15 20:03:22: Load toolchain tar.gz for i686 Nov 15 20:06:04: toolchain md5 ok
Now we are all set to start the first, normal compilation:
$ sudo ./make.sh build Using installed toolchain [ SKIP ] Resetting our nice level to 10 [ DONE ] Checking if we're running as root user [ DONE ] Checking for necessary space on disk [ DONE ] *** Building LFS version options time (sec) status stage2 [ ipfire ] [ 1 ] [ DONE ] linux-libc-header [ 126.96.36.199 ] [ 5 ] [ DONE ] man-pages [ 2.34 ] [ 12 ] [ DONE ] glibc [ 2.3.6 ] . . .
... after a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time ...
. . . util-linux [ 2.12r ] [ 11 ] [ DONE ] vim [ 7.0 ] [ 38 ] [ DONE ] grub [ 0.97 ] [ 16 ] [ DONE ] *** Building IPFire (Last stage took 1790 secs) version options time (sec) status configroot [ ipfire ] [ 1 ] [ DONE ] backup [ ipfire ] [ 0 ] [ DONE ] dhcp [ 3.1.0 ] [ 21 ] [ DONE ] . . .
... after a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time ...
. . . minicom [ 2.4 ] [ 14 ] [ DONE ] ddrescue [ 1.12 ] [ 2 ] [ DONE ] imspector [ 20101008 ] [ 23 ] [ DONE ] *** Building installer (Last stage took 11284 secs) version options time (sec) status as86 [ 0.16.17 ] [ 1 ] [ DONE ] mbr [ 1.1.8 ] [ 3 ] [ DONE ] memtest [ 4.10 ] [ 2 ] [ DONE ] ... pcmciautils [ 014 ] [ 2 ] [ DONE ] installer [ ipfire ] [ 2 ] [ DONE ] initrd [ ipfire ] [ 35 ] [ DONE ] *** Building packages (Last stage took 1058 secs) version options time (sec) status strip [ ipfire ] [ 40 ] [ DONE ] Generating packages list from logs [ DONE ] cdrom [ ipfire ] [ ED=full ][ 136 ] [ DONE ] usb-stick [ ipfire ] [ ED=full ][ 22 ] [ DONE ] flash-images [ ipfire ] [ ED=full ][ 134 ] [ FAIL ] ERROR: Building flash-images ED=full Check /home/mcon/sandbox/ipfire-2.x/log/_build.packages.log for errors if applicable
Oops, what went wrong?
It turns out it's a problem of interaction with ubuntu/gnome handling of mounted filesystems: when a filesystem is mounted ubuntu scans it to present it in the “Places” menu. If it will be unmounted too soon it may still be “busy”.
This may be cured inserting a delay in the right place i.e.:
…/lfs/flash-images#170 should become:
sed -i -e "s|6:2345:respawn:|#6:2345:respawn:|g" $(MNThdd)/etc/inittab sed -i -e "s|#7:2345:respawn:|7:2345:respawn:|g" $(MNThdd)/etc/inittab sleep 10 #<-- this line added by MCon umount $(MNThdd)/boot umount $(MNThdd)
Restart the build. This time everything is fine:
... installer [ ipfire ] [ 0 ] [ DONE ] initrd [ ipfire ] [ 0 ] [ DONE ] *** Building packages (Last stag version) options time (sec) status strip [ ipfire ] [ 49 ] [ DONE ] Generating packages list from logs [ DONE ] cdrom [ ipfire ] [ ED=full ][ 140 ] [ DONE ] usb-stick [ ipfire ] [ ED=full ][ 22 ] [ DONE ] flash-images [ ipfire ] [ ED=full ][ 213 ] [ DONE ] core-updates [ ipfire ] [ 2 ] [ DONE ] 7zip [ 4.65 ] [ 0 ] [ DONE ] alsa [ 1.0.23 ] [ 1 ] [ DONE ] ... watchdog [ 5.9 ] [ 0 ] [ DONE ] xfsprogs [ 2.9.4 ] [ 0 ] [ DONE ] xvid [ 1.2.1 ] [ 0 ] [ DONE ] xen-image [ ipfire ] [ ED=full ][ 200 ] [ DONE ] Generating files list from logs [ DONE ] *** Checking Logfiles for new Fi versionge options1 s time (sec) status Changes in cdrtools-2.01.01 check rootfile! ***Build is finished now and took 0 hour(s) 12 minute(s) 24 second(s)!
At this point you have a completely rebuilt IPFire and we can turn to building something new.