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Re: Auto extraction of names from the LSB spec sources.

Stuart, George.

Thank you both for the pointers.  This way of looking at a document from an
arbitrary collection of facts is something I have occasionally wondered
about, and now have a concrete working example of!


And I will be grovelling through that code today.  Setting up MySQL and the
database on my debian Woody box was a bit of "fill in the blanks" work
though.  The README's and the dbdump makefiles didn't quite work so I ended
up building the DB as the mysql root user first.  

Also Shouldn't the restore target in the dbdump makefile do a 'mysqladmin
$(DBOPTS) create lsb' first for the rest of the scripts to work properly?  
until I did that step manually my 'makes' were all failing with "no such

Was there a clue I missed?


gk4@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Albert,
> The LSB written specification is dynamically built from the LSB's MySQL
> database.    For an example admin view go to http://lsb.sourceforge.net/
> If you look at the Perl script spec/mkcmdtable you can see the Perl DBI
> code querying the LSB database and dynamically building a command table for
> the LSB written spec.
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/spec/?cvsroot=lsb
> Perhap the solution you are looking for is a Perl DBI script that will
> query the LSB database for the file names?
> George Kraft IV
> gk4@austin.ibm.com
> IBM Linux Technology Center
> FSG's Linux Standard Base

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