Chapter 5 - Issues

Shawn Starr spstarr at visualnet.rootpass.net
Fri Jul 14 17:09:15 PDT 2000


yes,  that's on Part II of Chapter 5, however Part I of chapter five tells
you to set the CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS which would fail on gcc 2.7.3.x..

I see what you mean but for some people they wouldn't know this :)

On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, J.A. Neitzel wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Jul 2000, Shawn Starr said this:
> > I noticed that in Chapter 5, Bash, binutils, bzip2, diffutils,  are
> > compiled. Does this take into account that the user may have gcc 2.7.x as
> > their default compiler?
> >
> > Shawn.
> 
> Hmmm... I wonder, but I refer you to the following...
> 
> These issues are all referred to explicitly in the following section:
> Part II - Chapter 5. Installing basic system software
> 		Page 1 - Preparing the LFS system for installing
> 		basic system software
> 
> ------ begin quote ------
> Installing GCC on the normal system if necessary
> 
> In order to compile Glibc-2.1.3 later on you need to have gcc-2.95.2
> installed. Although any GCC version above 2.8 would do, 2.95.2 is
> the highly recommended version to use. egcs-2.91.x is also known to
> work. If you don't have gcc-2.95.x or egcs-2.91.x you need to install
> gcc-2.95.2 on your normal sytem before you can compile Glibc later in
> this chapter.
> ------ end quote ------
>   -->  etc...
> 
> By stating this much, the book pretty much leads you to believe that
> your gcc 2.7.x will NOT be suitable for building GLIBC only... Since
> the stuff on this page after GLIBC are built statically, I would
> figure it not to matter too much. But... I already had gcc-2.91.6 and
> completely wiped it out and replaced it with gcc-2.95.2.
> 
> I figured, "might as well try and make my current system as current
> as possible while I'm doing LFS... 2 birds, 1 stone." Anyway, maybe
> this offers some insight..?
> --
> Regards,
> J.A. Neitzel
> jan at belvento.org
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