configure scripts hang in chrooted environment

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Sep 21 11:38:18 PDT 2000

On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, you wrote:
> Hi!
> I have install the statically-linked packages in $LFS and since
> I have difficulties compiling gcc on my Alpha box, I managed to
> install gcc, g++ and libc binaries from Debian potato into $LFS.
> I can chroot succesfully (so it seems!) into $LFS but although
> gcc and g++ respond to --version as a quick test, when I try to
> run configure scripts, at the point of testing gcc -O3 ... the
> script seems to stop although there is continued activity on the
> disk which is hard to stop even with ctrl C.

Try compiling a small test program, test.c:
//begin test.c
int main() {
return 0;
//end test.c

compile it with:
gcc -c test.c -o test -v

Perhaps this gives you a better clue as to what is going on.

Gerard Beekmans

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