{B,C}LFS State of Things (was Re: SVN-20070706: ...)

Joe Ciccone jciccone at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 18:59:31 PDT 2007

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> A few people have already expressed the fact that platforms like x86_64
> are becoming more and more standard. We simply have to keep up with the
> times. Adopting some/all of CLFS' methods into mainstream LFS will
> happen sooner or later.
> Back in the day, LFS' chapter 5 made allowances for systems based on a
> (very) old Glibc that wasn't compatible with the newer Glibc LFS was
> installing. Along that same vein sooner or later we'll have to add
> similar workarounds if one wants to end up with a 64 bit build.
> Or it will end up in an LFS Hint. Or we'll defer completely to CLFS.
LFS could be made to accommodate x86_64 (multilib) with very few changes 
and a bunch of new pages. Where multilib gets tricky is where lfs stops 
and blfs begins. With the introduction of pkg-config and all those fun 
*-config programs and hard coded library paths.

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