10.31. Util-linux-2.19.1 32 Bit

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

10.31.1. Installation of Util-linux

Prepare Util-linux for compilation:

CC="gcc ${BUILD32}" ./configure --libdir=/lib \
    --enable-partx --disable-wall --enable-write

The meaning of the configure options:


This option allows the arch program to be installed.


Enables building the addpart, delpart, partx programs.


This option allows the write program to be installed.


Disables building the wall program, as the Sysvinit package installs its own version.

Compile the package:


This package does not come with a test suite.

Install the package:

make install

Move the logger binary to /bin as it is needed by the CLFS-Bootscripts package:

mv -v /usr/bin/logger /bin

Details on this package are located in Section 10.32.3, “Contents of Util-linux.”