Section 5.7

Chris Staub chris at
Wed May 3 10:28:09 PDT 2006

elmarsa dice wrote:
>> Please read section 5.1 carefully. It tells you that all
>> package 
>> installation instructions assume that you have unpacked the
>> source 
>> tarball and entered the source dir.
> I have read it carefully and I think this is where I have my
> problem.  I understand I need to enter the source directory but
> where to put the source directory is the question.  In sections
> 5.4 and 5.5 I cp'd the source directories to the -build
> directories and unpacked them there and did the configure.  In
> section 5.7 it is not clear to me into which $LFS directory I
> should cp the source.  Section 5.l implies it is the $LFS/tools
> directory but to me this is not clear.  This is where I need the
> clarification.  Any clarification is appreciated.

It doesn't really matter where you put the sources. However they should 
certainly be somewhere on $LFS so that they will available after you 
chroot. Also, the book *does* give a specific recommendation - 
$LFS/sources. Please look at section 3.1.

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