[LFS Trac] #2183: Host System Requirements not accurate

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Mon May 5 12:18:57 PDT 2008

#2183: Host System Requirements not accurate
 Reporter:  tushar at linuxfromscratch.org  |       Owner:  lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  defect                       |      Status:  new                          
 Priority:  normal                       |   Milestone:  7.0                          
Component:  Book                         |     Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  normal                       |    Keywords:                               
 This is in response to the "required" symlinks mentioned in the host
 system requirements section. The thread on lfs-dev that deals with this
 begins at <http://linuxfromscratch.org/pipermail/lfs-

 I bootstrapped LFS with the following symlinks:
 1) /bin/sh -> /bin/dash
 2) /usr/bin/awk -> /usr/bin/mawk
 3) /usr/bin/yacc -> /usr/bin/byacc

 The awk symlink required me to patch glibc-2.7 (already fixed upstream)
 because a Makefile did not use ${AWK}. The patch is available at
 may-not-be-gawk.patch> but should be replaced with a sed.

 The book should revert the text that says that the above symlinks are
 required to point to bash, gawk and bison respectively.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/2183>
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