Comments from a (very!) newbie.
gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Feb 5 10:47:35 PST 2003
On February 5, 2003 04:08 am, Ian Molton wrote:
> 1) The book is maybne a little light on setting up the build partition.
> 2) The book didnt seem to be clear to him on where to extract his
> sources. he ended up extracting to (and building in)
Because it doesn't matter where you extract them. Do it wherever seems
appropriate. That's one of the first decisions an LFSer gets to make: where
> 3) The build instructions for binutils are a bit odd, in that the book
> encourages you to 'cd' into the sources, and then immediately mkdir and
> cd one directory lower.
Yes a but clumsy but it's assumed that people unpack the sources and then 'cd'
into the directory created by 'tar' before they run any of the other
commands. We could insert a sentece like "Whereas normally you would cd into
the directory created by tar, in this case don't do this". We can then list
the two mkdir/cd commands or just tell them to create a different directory,
cd into that one and then continue with the installation instructions.
> 4) Does the book make a mention of /what/ you can delete as you go?
The FAQ does.
> 5) the $LFS variable /could/ be put into that .bash_profile, dont ya
It is. Read the part in chapter 5 where the environment is setup for user
'lfs'. You create lfs user's ~/.bash_profile file containing:
cat > ~/.bash_profile << "EOF"
export LFS LC_ALL CC
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