FC4 as a host [Was: Re: file format not recognized from ld right from the start????]

Richard A Downing richard at langside.org.uk
Thu Dec 1 08:15:48 PST 2005

On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 10:04:50 -0500
Jeremy Huntwork <jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

> Andrew Benton wrote:
> > Bing. You hit the nail on the head there. As Richard said, Fedora Core 4 
> > isn't a suitable distro to build the stable version of the book. It 
> > should work OK for the development version but that may not be suitable 
> > if it's your first attempt at LFS. I've had good results building from 
> > Ubuntu. I like Ubuntu because it's all on one CD. Like the LFS live CD 
> > in fact.
> > One important point. If you get an error building binutils, don't think 
> > it doesn't matter and try to build gcc. Fix the errors as they come up.
> Erm. Didn't we fix this issue for 6.1.1? (Of course development should 
> be fine, too). We now patch binutils:
> "If you are building from a host running Gcc-4 or later, it is necessary 
> to patch the first build of this version of Binutils so that it can be 
> compiled by the host system."
> Of course that's not true for 6.1, but since as of yesterday, stable is 
> 6.1.1, FC4 *should* be suitable as a host.

IIRC, Fedora patches the hell out of GCC-4 so that it isn't a regular
GCC-4 anymore.  I don't feel up to searching out all the threads on
this.  I think the best advice is still 'Don't build LFS from FC-4'.


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