BLFS from host?

Declan Moriarty declan.moriarty at
Wed Nov 13 04:09:25 PST 2002

Was it chris.danx who wrote on Tuesday 12 November 2002 21:16:
> Hi,
> Just wondering if you can do something similar to what was done with lfs
> and build some of the packages using chroot.  Can it be done?  I'd
> rather be doing something when it's building the packages and don't want
> to be sitting around.
> Anything to be aware of?  Is the command different?

I've tried it. Anything which is version dependent messes you up (e.g. 
gtk-1.x or gtk-2.x). Programs that want a newer library than your host will 
also screw you up. If I try it, Perl complains that LOCALE isn't set and 
barfs. If your systems are so identical that you could run cp -a to finish 
the second one, all will work - but so would cp -a :-P

	Declan Moriarty

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