Lessons to be learnt from recent events

Jeremy Herbison herbie at autobotcity.net
Tue Jan 28 19:12:02 PST 2003


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> From: lfs-dev-bounce at linuxfromscratch.org [mailto:lfs-dev-
> bounce at linuxfromscratch.org] On Behalf Of Greg Schafer
> Sent: January 28, 2003 7:03 PM
> To: lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
> Subject: Lessons to be learnt from recent events
> 
> Hi
> 
> I think it worth mentioning that the recent fsckup with the
gcc/binutils
> thing could have been picked up much earlier had someone simply ran a
> "make
> check" for glibc.
> 
> As someone who has taken pride in trying to improve the core of LFS, I
> feel
> guilty that we let this slide for so long and thus caused pain to many
> unsuspecting testers. My excuse is that I've been using the HJ
binutils
> (but
> that's a different can of worms :) and thus didn't notice the
breakage.
> 
> It just goes to show how important the toolchain side of things is and
how
> tightly integrated binutils/gcc/glibc all are. Getting as far as
kdelibs
> is
> quite a big price to pay before realising the system is a bit broken.
Lets
> hope AC doesn't hear about this :-)
> 
> On a related note, I'll make mention here that Ryan Oliver and myself
are
> working on a new initiative to build a pure LFS. You might recall
Ryan's
> post from a few weeks back outlining some new ideas. It is essentially
a
> new
> angle on the build method focussing on building a correct toolchain.
It
> will
> initially take the form of a hint. We've been at it for a while now
and
> will
> hopefully have something concrete in a week or two.
> 
> Greg
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While on the subject of "make check", has anyone else noticed that the
perl make check fails I think 3 tests? I haven't bothered to take a look
at exactly what fails (just due to missing packages added later?), but
does anyone have some insight?

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