Planning for Cross-LFS/Multi-Architecture 7.x Release

Ryan.Oliver at Ryan.Oliver at
Wed Apr 20 23:38:53 PDT 2005

Archaic wrote:
>On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 08:23:03PM +0200, wrote:
>> Another one: when you reboot you're alone. No mail, no web, no IRC,
>> possibility to ask for help if something go bad while building the
>> system.
>IMO, his is a red-herring argument if the ability to chroot exists
>(uni-arch) because if you are indeed rebooting so that you can
>the build on another box (cross-arch) then you, by necessity, have
>than one box. ;) You haven't crippled your access to the web at all.

Indeed, and you can chroot in certain cases where host != target

As an example, in the case of building native on an x86_64
running an i686 distro, you can perform the cross-lfs, build the 64bit
kernel and install it to the host, reboot into the host running the
64bit kernel (with 32bit compat enabled) then chroot into ${LFS}.

Alternatively you could boot into ${LFS}, mount up your i686 root
partition somewhere and chroot into that to run whatever you need.

Or just build what you need end of ch5 before reboot.

Many ways to skin that cat


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