Host distro for Building LFS

Bruce Dubbs 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:
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>
>>Greg Schafer wrote:
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>>
>>>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 :-)
>>>
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>Greg,
>> Will RH 6.2's gcc (2.7 something I think) compile gcc 3.2?  I suspect 
>>not, at least in one jump.
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>>
>
>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?
  -- Bruce

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