Bogus paragraph - chapter05/introduction.html

Timothy Bauscher timothy at
Wed Sep 18 20:35:44 PDT 2002

On Thu, Sep 19, 2002 at 11:22:19AM +1000, Greg Schafer wrote:
> "The software in this chapter will be linked statically, because there
> is a possibility that your host Linux system uses a different version of
> the C library than the version you downloaded for use in your LFS system.
> If we were to link the programs in this chapter against that older C
> library, these programs might work incorrectly, or not at all, when we
> change to the LFS system."
> Maybe I'm missing something here, but the reason for the static linking
> has nothing to do with the C library version on the host? Surely once
> inside the chroot, the host's C library is pretty well invisible.

Removed, thanks :)

> That paragraph looks bogus to me and may need to be reworded or maybe
> even flicked. The static stuff is explained elsewhere isn't it?

Of course, there's a hole page about static compilation
(Why Static) just after the Chapter 05 Introduction.


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