cvs commit: LFS/BOOK/chapter05 hostreqs.xml

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jun 18 10:33:44 PDT 2004


On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 12:28:04 -0500
Randy McMurchy <randy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

> Matthew Burgess wrote:
> 
> 
> > We could, and in fact today I realised that yesterdays commit didn't
> > contain everything required.  I believe there's justification for
> > putting a`uname -a` command in there to let people know how to find
> > out how their host compiled their kernel.  Then we can say something
> > like "if the output of the above command states that your host's
> > kernel has not been compiled with gcc-3.0 or above, then you will
> > need to compile one yourself and reboot using that kernel. 
> > Instructions for compiling the kernel and configuring the bootloader
> > (assuming your host uses GRUB) can be found in chapter 8."
> > 
> > Does this sound reasonable?
> 
> The idea is great. The procedure doesn't work, at least not on my 
> LFS systems anyway.
> 
> "uname -a" gives this:
> 
> Linux rmlinux 2.6.4 #1 Thu Mar 18 18:19:32 CST 2004 i686 
> AuthenticAMD unknown GNU/Linux
> 
> better would be: "cat /proc/version"  which gives this:
> 
> Linux version 2.6.4 (rml at rmlinux) (gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 
> (release)) #1 Thu Mar 18 18:19:32 CST 2004

Oh dear me - my first post of the evening and I managed to screw that
up.  I could have sworn `uname -a` showed the compiler, but sure enough
it doesn't!

Thanks for the pointer to the *correct* procedure!

Matt.



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