Answering an age old question (upcoming LFS related project)

James Iwanek chthon at
Sun Mar 16 15:06:02 PST 2003

Greg Schafer wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 10:50:23PM +0000, James Iwanek wrote:
>> hi all,
>>         ive noticed that many people build the packages in chapter6 two
>>         or more
>> times to get an extra clean system. over the last week ive been testing
>> lfs-cvs to see if this would really be of any benefit or just paranoia
>> from clean freaks ;-). from my current research ive decided that
>> rebuilding *certain* packages may benefit a final system. anyway i need
>> test results from as many people as possible to get conclusive results.
>> the end product will be a hint and possible patches to the lfs-book.
> I'm working on exactly this right now and have been for the past 2 weeks.
>> if you want to submit test results all you need to do is save the source
>> code from the first chapter 6 build in a different place, rebuild
>> chapter6 a second time (in the same location as you built the first) and
>> diff (using diff -urN) the different source directories (script to
>> automate the diffing comming soon).
> I'm using a different (better) approach. My detailed analysis will be
> posted soon. Stay tuned..
> Greg

afaik you were just working on the toolchain. im looking at pretty much the
whole system....

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