CLFS 7.5: Inetutils-1.4.2 Build error?

Puvvada, Vijay B. VIJAY.B.PUVVADA at
Mon Nov 21 18:16:45 PST 2005

I went back to recompile/install my cross tools and tools again. 
After applying the patches, etc to gcc...I noticed the following.
The patches went in smoothly and I applied the sed commands and got the

lfs:~/junk/gcc-4.0.2$ diff gcc/ gcc/ 
< CROSS_SYSTEM_HEADER_DIR = /tools/include
lfs:~/junk/gcc-4.0.2$ diff configure configure.orig 
<   FLAGS_FOR_TARGET=$FLAGS_FOR_TARGET' -B$(build_tooldir)/bin/  -isystem
$(build_tooldir)/include -isystem $(build_tooldir)/sys-include'
>   FLAGS_FOR_TARGET=$FLAGS_FOR_TARGET' -B$(build_tooldir)/bin/
-B$(build_tooldir)/lib/ -isystem $(build_tooldir)/include -isystem

My question is:  There still seems to be one -B for $(build_toolsdir)/bin/.
Was this intended?  


On Sun, 2005-11-20 at 23:52 -0500, Ryan Oliver wrote:

On Sun, 2005-11-20 at 19:35 -0500, Puvvada, Vijay B. wrote: 
> Hello All, 
> I am trying to build a linux-from-scratch for a Cerf-Cube 405EP that I 
> have lying around so that I can learn how to build a full distribution. 
> My host environment is a Redhat Fedora Core 4 distribution on a dell 
> laptop (x86) and my target is the cerfcube 405ep (ppc).  As such, I'm 
> not using the live cd. 
> I am following the online version of the CLFS book and so 
> far I have successfully built the cross-tools and temporary tools. 
> I started down chapter 7 (If you're going to boot) and I came to a problem

> when I tried to build inetutils. 
> After patching and so forth, I issued the following configure command.. 
> ./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/sbin \ 
>     --host=${LFS_TARGET} --sysconfdir=/etc --disable-logger \ 
>     --disable-syslogd --disable-whois --disable-servers 
> It seemed to work. 
> When I tried to do the make, it's trying to use headers, etc. from my host

> setup rather than the actual target setup. 
> Here is a small excerpt of the errors... 
> /usr/include/ncurses/curses.h:1211: error: syntax error before 'trace' 
> /usr/include/ncurses/curses.h:1211: warning: data definition has no type
> storage class

This should not happen, we restrict cpp's include search paths when 
building the cross-gcc in section 5.8.1 with the following commands

Now we will change gcc's search path to look into /tools only: 

cp gcc/{,.orig} 
sed "s@\(^CROSS_SYSTEM_HEADER_DIR =\).*@\1 /tools/include at g" \ 
 gcc/ > gcc/ 

> It almost seems like I would need to tell the make system to change its 
> include path etc. 
> Is it possible I might have missed something in terms of environment?

Possible you may have missed the above step when building the 

Could you compile a dummy program with the cross compiler, 
(eg: ppc-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc -v foo.c ) and paste the output into a 

The section we want is 

#include "..." search starts here: 
#include <...> search starts here: 
End of search list.

Best Regards 

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