proposed change to glibc section

John Phillips lfs at
Tue Jul 25 02:14:45 PDT 2000

Installing Glibc
This section in the book does not make explicit two of the necessary
commands.  This is inconsistent with everywhere else in the book where 
the commands are explicitly listed [1].

May I suggest the following minor re-wording:

 | A few default parameters of Glibc need to be changed, such as the
 | directory where the shared libraries are supposed to be installed
 | and the directory that contains the system configuration files. For
 | this purpose you need to create the $LFS/usr/src/glibc-build directory
 | and cd into that directory with:
 |   root:src# mkdir $LFS/usr/src/glibc-build
 |   root:src# cd $LFS/usr/src/glibc-build
 | Then in that directory you create a new file configparms containing the
 | following:
 |   # Begin configparms
 |   slibdir=/lib
 |   sysconfdir=/etc
 |   # End configparms

[1] Except for the section on configuring the shadow password suite
    where it's probably a good idea to make people look at the

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