Issues I ran in to building the latest CVS (For those who care)
steven2 at gwi.net
Sun Sep 8 14:37:19 PDT 2002
For those who read this stuff and for those who care these are not critisism
of the LFS CVS I am providing this info in hopes it will better the book.
So here we go. The problems I ran into building the CVS :
Bash would not install it's binaries using make install using the LFS
I had it setup right as this: LFS=/mnt/lfs and yes hdb1 was mounted under
/mnt/lfs and all cases were correct.I was copying and pasting directly from
the web page. When I redid it using /mnt/lfs/static as the prefix it worked.
I did not realize this till much later as I had built all of chapter 5 and
appparently some packages installed okay using $LFS and some did not.
When I went to compile binutils in chapter five user LFS did not have
permission to create the binutils-build directory.
In chapter 6 when I went to build Glibc the ./configure bombed out saying it
could not determine the asm global directive. I did a google search and
mentioned. When I inspected binutils I saw that it too had not installed
it's binaries. I redid it manually using /mnt/lfs/static and it installed
I still had the global asm directive problem. I downgraded binutils 2.13 to
the old 2.12 and they installed fine. when I went back to chapter 6 the asm
global problem went away.
I made a list of all packages installed in chapter five because I do not
delete the old sources when i am done with them. Instead when a package
needs to be re-installed in chapter 6 I simply check the list and if it was
already installed in chapter five I do a make distclean on it instead of
unpacking everything again. As each package was re-intalled i crossed it
off the list.
When chapter 6 was done i still had Findutils gawk sed and sh-utils as not
having been re-installed in chapter 6.
I want to thank all you people who work on this project as I get very much
enjoyment out of it. I cant imagine all the research it takes to put this
all together and I really appreciate what you people are doing here.
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