superfluous i686-lfs-linux-gnu folder in tools folder?

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop73 at
Tue Aug 11 14:21:19 PDT 2009

2009/8/11 Bénoît Segond von Banchet <bjm.segondvonbanchet at>:
> I completed ch 5 of lfs-6.5-rc2. So far so good.
> I wondered if the folder i686-lfs--linux-gnu in the tools folder is
> still necessary. It looks as if that folder was created in the first
> tool-building pass. In the second pass i686-pc-linux-gnu was created.
> Just to be sure: do I need both folders in ch.6, or did I miss something?
> thnx for your trouble..
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Are you really so short of space that it matters ?

Most people have enough space not to care - build chapter 6 and
then get rid of /tools (or, for the cautious, rename it or just make
sure it isn't on $PATH and then test everything).

Your analysis sounds correct, but I've not built 6.5 so I can't say
for certain.  In general, the contents of /tools don't matter providing
it's good enough to build chapter 6.  So, you may find directory names
such as /tools/libexec even though for the final system and in BLFS
we take steps to prevent /usr/libexec being used.

Carry on and build the final system!

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