Red Hat 7.0

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Thu Nov 9 20:13:35 PST 2000

> I'm also slightly concerned because the fileutils problem (ls didn't
> work properly) slipped right past me after initial compile time... It
> exited with a 0 and installed the utils...this concerns me because it
> leaves some doubt that everything compiled quite right on the Red Hat
> 7.0 system...Obviously, there are too many programs in the static build
> to test out all of the functionality manually, so it's kind of difficult
> to say what may or may not be broken.  Even if I took the time to test,
> it would be difficult to determine what obscurr bugs were compile
> related and what bugs originated in the package itself.

Agreed, but consider that you don't need to use the static 'ls' program for 
very long. It'll be recompiled in chroot at some point using a proven working 
Glibc version. The only thing that might give problems is the static gcc 
version. But it might work good enough to compile the few packages in chroot 
with. Perhaps the very first package you want to reinstall is gcc and wait 
with ed, patch, findutils, mawk, ncurses and vim until gcc is done.

The reason why those are done first is to get patch and a text editor 
installed as soon as possible.

I'm still unsure whether to reinstall gcc or install patch first. What if you 
have a patch to apply to GCC inside chroot before compiling it? Then again, 
if your would need to do so, you can do that in a terminal outside chroot. I 
have given this some thought over the past weeks and I plan on moving gcc to 
be the first package to be installed.

By the way, didn't somebody post a message about some kgcc package that comes 
with RedHat7 (which is a proven working egcs version)? I have also been 
thinking about adding a section called "preparing your distribution to 
install LFS". It's too much work for me to dig through all the mailinglists 
to collect that information on what needs to be done on specific 
distributions to get LFS working.

>From now on I will keep a record of such information posted to the lists and 
add them to the book. What I'm starting with is how to get RH7 ready to 
install LFS with. So far we need to install kgcc, apply the fileutils and gcc 
patches. Anything else (the date program from sh-utils giving problems?)


Gerard Beekmans

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