more on required packages

John Arrowwood John.Arrowwood at
Fri Sep 1 09:23:40 PDT 2000

Great idea.  Here's my plan on the matter...

Prefix my path with /usr/local/temp/bin
create $LFS/usr/local/temp
symlink /usr/local/temp to $LFS/usr/local/temp
install all the static utilities (except maybe bash) to $LFS/usr/local/temp

This way, during the installation process, I am using the latest version of
the packages WHILE I am building other packages.  This is needed because in
some cases, the packages on my system are too old, or don't exist, and so I
need them to be available.  

Then, once I am done installing everything, I will blow away the temp
directory, effectively removing everything I don't need.  And if I didn't
install gcc, then I no longer HAVE gcc, and so on.

For what it is worth, I would recommend that ALFS do something similar...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jesse Tie Ten Quee [mailto:highos at]
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 8:33 AM
To: lfs-discuss at
Subject: Re: more on required packages


On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 09:09:18AM -0700, John Arrowwood wrote:
> So then these packages are required to be present during the installation
> process, to make sure that after patching, you can re-build the make
> Okay, makes sense.  Do we know WHICH packages will need this?  Does the
> ever refer to running autoconf after patching a package?  

No, it's done for you.

Franlky, you can uninstall all Devel packages (except perhaps perl if you
need it and m4 if you run sendmail *shudders*)
Though, don't take my word for it ;)

Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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