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

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 19:34:01 PDT 2018

On 06/10/2018 09:10 PM, Don Cross 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!

You can just download everything manually.


   -- Bruce

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