Lessons to be learnt from recent events

Miguel Bazdresch miguel at thewizardstower.org
Mon Feb 3 10:27:28 PST 2003


* Greg Schafer <gschafer at zip.com.au> [03-0203 12:23]:
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 09:04:16PM +0100, Miguel Bazdresch wrote:
> > Two questions occurred to me out of the blue:
> > 
> > 1. Have you guys, just out of curiosity, compared the binaries (kernel,
> > glibc, gcc, other packages) produced by the book and those produced with
> > your method?
> 
> No, not yet. I plan to research this aspect at some stage. But our focus is
> really all about a re-design of the build method to take any doubt out of the
> equation.

I was thinking something as simple as checking the file sizes or md5
sums, just to be sure what you're doing is having an effect on the
resulting binaries.
 
> > 2. In order to have a really "pure", "pristine" toolchain, one whose
> > integrity no senior kernel hacker can doubt, shouldn't we be building
> > the kernel with the gcc version recommended by them (2.95.3 as of
> > 2.4.19, if I'm not mistaken)?
> 
> I do this on my own systems, and yes I believe this is something LFS needs
> to look at. Some mention of this will eventually go into the hint.

Thanks for the info.

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Miguel Bazdresch
http://thewizardstower.org/
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