[Bug 1492] New: Building in /usr/src not recommened by FHS

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Wed Aug 3 11:40:22 PDT 2005


http://blfs-bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1492

           Summary: Building in /usr/src not recommened by FHS
           Product: Beyond LinuxFromScratch
           Version: b-6.1-pre1
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: BOOK
        AssignedTo: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: LFS-User at mcmurchy.com
         QAContact: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org


Noted in the "Notes on Building Software" section of Chapter 2 we
somewhat recommend to download the source into /usr/src and build from
there.

According to the FHS (see subnote 35), "Generally, source should not
be built from within this hierarchy". I think we should abide by this
recommendation and suggest a different location.



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