Host distro for Building LFS
bdubbs at swbell.net
Wed Feb 12 20:29:47 PST 2003
Greg Schafer wrote:
>On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 03:56:21AM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>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 :-)
>> Will RH 6.2's gcc (2.7 something I think) compile gcc 3.2? I suspect
>>not, at least in one jump.
>I haven't tested it. But gcc is designed in such a way that it can just
>about bootstrap from anything. I believe that up until recently, the policy
>was for the initial part of gcc (the bootstrap phase) to be written in K&R C
>so that the crappiest oldest compiler you can find will still be able to be
>used as the bootstrap cc.
It would be an interesting test. I have the software and hardware but
not the time :(. I havn't followed the pure LFS build method closely.
Do you build gcc first?
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