[alfs-discuss] Problem downloading sources for LFS 8.0 book

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jun 10 19:20:43 PDT 2018


On June 10, 2018 9:10:00 PM CDT, Don Cross <cosinekitty at gmail.com> wrote:
>Hello. I have manually completed two LFS builds before now (on amd64
>and on
>Raspberry Pi, based on http://intestinate.com/pilfs/), just so you know
>I'm
>not a total noob!  :)
>
>I'm trying ALFS for the first time. I'm trying to build LFS (System V)
>8.0
>because that is the highest version that is described as being
>compatible
>with jhalfs-2.4, according to
>http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/alfs/wiki/SupportedBooks
>
>The main problem is jhalfs can't download this file because it doesn't
>exist:
>http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/8.0/lfs-bootscripts-20150222.tar.bz2
>
>I think this URL is coming from
>http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/8.0/wget-list
>which I'm guessing ends up being used to generate my local file
>/mnt/build_dir/sources/urls.lst (?)
>
>When I use my browser to look at the directory
>http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/8.0
>... I see lfs-bootscripts-20170626.tar.bz2 instead. But when I look in
>wget-list in that same directory, it specifies downloading
>http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/8.0/lfs-bootscripts-20150222.tar.bz2.
>So I'm thinking that is a bug, but I'm not sure how to correct this
>problem
>in the jhalfs-2.4 build process.
>
>What should I do? Is there some way to hack the build process to use
>the
>20170626 version of the file, or do I need to find the 20150222 version
>from somewhere else?
>
>Incidentally, the following URL is giving me a 500 Internal Server
>Error.
>(Maybe a temporary outage?)
>http://www.multiprecision.org/mpc/download/mpc-1.0.3.tar.gz
>
>I found the following instead, and it hashes to the same md5 checksum:
>https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mpc/mpc-1.0.3.tar.gz
>
>I just threw that in my $SRC_ARCHIVE, so I'm not worried about this one
>so
>much. Just thought the maintainers would want to know.
>
>Thanks in advance for any help.  LFS is an awesome educational
>resource!
>- Don

Best to use SVN version of jhalfs and build 8.2 (or SVN book if you do long term maintenance anyway rather than rebuild).

--DJ


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