[lfs-support] can't compile gcc pass 1

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Sat Jan 5 20:20:24 PST 2013

On Sat, 2013-01-05 at 22:09 -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Here is another version.  I can't say I really like it.  The original is 
> 40 lines and this is 73.  All this because users either don't have 
> enough experience to understand what's there now or because a user 
> (generally experienced) just skips it.
> After all, the book says:
> /bin/sh should be a symbolic or hard link to bash
> /usr/bin/yacc should be a link to bison or small script that executes bison
> /usr/bin/awk should be a link to gawk
> We then print out all the current values on the system.
> How much hand holding do we need to do?

Exactly my concern. The solution isn't to make the script smarter - it's
to get the reader to actually pay attention to this stuff. The dash/bash
symlink is practically the first thing on the page, yet it also seems to
be the most common cause of problems on this list...

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