Small issue of which user you are at start of Chap 6.

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Sep 14 05:50:57 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-14 at 03:53, Kev Buckley wrote:
> Working through (plaing with ?) the SVN version of the book, I've just
> noticed that there doesn't appear to be anything at the end of Chapter
> 5 telling the user to exit the "su - lfs" environment that they were
> told to enter at the start "Chapter 4. Final Preparations".
> However in "Chapter 6. Installing basic system software" it says:
>   Still as root run the following command to enter the small world that
>    is, at the moment, populated with only the temporary tools:
> This seems to be the case in the stable 5.1.1 book as well.
> So, is there an implicit "go back to being root at the end of each
> chapter" directive, or even an explicxit one that I have missed,
> and/or would it be worth spelling that out for folk working through
> the book, if not ?

This note was recently added to the book. Maybe you're reading a
slightly outdated version. Check Chapter 6's Introduction. At the very
bottom is a note saying:

"The remainder of this book is to be performed while logged in as user
root and no longer as user lfs."

Gerard Beekmans

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