LFS commands, backslashed line continuations, and fileutils

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Sat Apr 19 03:40:51 PDT 2003

On Sat, 2003-04-19 at 03:13, Kelledin wrote:
> Lately, I'm frequently seeing a lot of people having problems 
> with certain Ch5 LFS packages (notably fileutils), where static 
> linking doesn't occur like it should.  Of course, these people 
> are positive they've followed the book to the letter, normally 
> because they cut-and-paste the commands with their mouse.
> I'm betting that when these unfortunate souls cut-n-paste the 
> commands, the CnP operation is putting whitespace after the 
> backslash in LDFLAGS=-static.

I bet you are right.
As far as suggestions go - leave the lfs book the way it is (imho) but
put this in the beginning of the book.

Perhaps someone should try just to see if this is the case ...

Michael A. Peters <mpeters at mac.com>

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