Host distro for Building LFS

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Wed Feb 12 19:49:25 PST 2003

On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 09:45:39AM +0000, Ian Molton wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Feb 2003 07:01:48 +0000 (UTC)
> gschafer at (Greg Schafer) wrote:
> > 
> > Bruce, not directly related to your post, but it is worth pointing out
> > that the new pure LFS build method that Ryan and myself are working on
> > has the potential to MASSIVELY increase the range of host distros for
> > building LFS from. As long as it can build binutils and has a C
> > compiler capable of bootstrapping gcc, then that should be all that is
> > needed. Even RH 6.2 :-)
> So, the book will finally cross compile from the host?

You're assuming the pure LFS stuff will make it into the book. Not guaranteed
at all.

But yes, the pure LFS stuff draws heavily on cross-compile principles, but is
not true cross compile.

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