source: clfs-sysroot/BOOK/final-system/common/psmisc.xml @ 59fb197

Last change on this file since 59fb197 was 59fb197, checked in by Jim Gifford <clfs@…>, 13 years ago

r3817@server (orig r1719): jciccone | 2006-06-05 13:56:36 -0700
Brought the clfs-2.0 branch up to trunk.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-psmisc" role="wrap">
9  <?dbhtml filename="psmisc.html"?>
10
11  <title>Psmisc-&psmisc-version;</title>
12
13  <indexterm zone="ch-system-psmisc">
14    <primary sortas="a-Psmisc">Psmisc</primary>
15  </indexterm>
16
17  <sect2 role="package">
18    <title/>
19
20    <para>The Psmisc package contains programs for displaying information
21    about running processes.</para>
22
23  </sect2>
24
25  <sect2 role="installation">
26    <title>Installation of Psmisc</title>
27
28    <para os="a">Prepare Psmisc for compilation:</para>
29
30<screen os="b"><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix="" --host=${LFS_TARGET}</userinput></screen>
31
32    <variablelist os="c">
33      <title>The meaning of the configure option:</title>
34
35      <varlistentry>
36        <term><parameter>--exec-prefix=""</parameter></term>
37        <listitem>
38          <para>This ensures that the Psmisc binaries will install into
39          <filename class="directory">/bin</filename> instead of
40          <filename class="directory">/usr/bin</filename>. This is the
41          correct location according to the FHS, because some of the Psmisc
42          binaries are used by the LFS-Bootscripts package.</para>
43        </listitem>
44      </varlistentry>
45    </variablelist>
46
47    <para os="d">Compile the package:</para>
48
49<screen os="e"><userinput>make</userinput></screen>
50
51    <para os="f">Install the package:</para>
52
53<screen os="g"><userinput>make DESTDIR=${LFS} install</userinput></screen>
54
55    <para os="h">There is no reason for the <command>pstree</command> and
56    <command>pstree.x11</command> programs to reside in <filename
57    class="directory">/bin</filename>. Therefore, move them to <filename
58    class="directory">/usr/bin</filename>:</para>
59
60<screen os="i"><userinput>mv -v ${LFS}/bin/pstree* ${LFS}/usr/bin</userinput></screen>
61
62    <para os="j">By default, Psmisc's <command>pidof</command> program is not installed.
63    This usually is not a problem because it is installed later in the Sysvinit
64    package, which provides a better <command>pidof</command> program. If
65    Sysvinit will not be used for a particular system, complete the installation
66    of Psmisc by creating the following symlink:</para>
67
68<screen os="k" role="nodump"><userinput>ln -sv killall ${LFS}/bin/pidof</userinput></screen>
69
70  </sect2>
71
72  <sect2 id="contents-psmisc" role="content">
73    <title>Contents of Psmisc</title>
74
75    <segmentedlist>
76      <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
77
78      <seglistitem>
79        <seg>fuser, killall, pstree, and pstree.x11 (link to pstree)</seg>
80      </seglistitem>
81    </segmentedlist>
82
83    <variablelist>
84      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
85      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
86      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
87
88      <varlistentry id="fuser">
89        <term><command>fuser</command></term>
90        <listitem>
91          <para>Reports the Process IDs (PIDs) of processes that use the given
92          files or file systems</para>
93          <indexterm zone="ch-system-psmisc fuser">
94            <primary sortas="b-fuser">fuser</primary>
95          </indexterm>
96        </listitem>
97      </varlistentry>
98
99      <varlistentry id="killall">
100        <term><command>killall</command></term>
101        <listitem>
102          <para>Kills processes by name; it sends a signal to all processes
103          running any of the given commands</para>
104          <indexterm zone="ch-system-psmisc killall">
105            <primary sortas="b-killall">killall</primary>
106          </indexterm>
107        </listitem>
108      </varlistentry>
109
110      <varlistentry id="oldfuser">
111        <term><command>oldfuser</command></term>
112        <listitem>
113          <para>Reports the Process IDs (PIDs) of processes that use the given
114          files or file systems</para>
115          <indexterm zone="ch-system-psmisc oldfuser">
116            <primary sortas="b-oldfuser">oldfuser</primary>
117          </indexterm>
118        </listitem>
119      </varlistentry>
120
121      <varlistentry id="pstree">
122        <term><command>pstree</command></term>
123        <listitem>
124          <para>Displays running processes as a tree</para>
125          <indexterm zone="ch-system-psmisc pstree">
126            <primary sortas="b-pstree">pstree</primary>
127          </indexterm>
128        </listitem>
129      </varlistentry>
130
131      <varlistentry id="pstree.x11">
132        <term><command>pstree.x11</command></term>
133        <listitem>
134          <para>Same as <command>pstree</command>, except that it waits for
135          confirmation before exiting</para>
136          <indexterm zone="ch-system-psmisc pstree.x11">
137            <primary sortas="b-pstree.x11">pstree.x11</primary>
138          </indexterm>
139        </listitem>
140      </varlistentry>
141
142    </variablelist>
143
144  </sect2>
145
146</sect1>
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