which revisions should I use

Jeff Surgeson linux at herbasource.com
Mon Jul 21 04:09:46 PDT 2003


Declan. Moriarty wrote:

>On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 11:21:28AM +0100, Jeff Surgeson enlightened us
>thusly
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>
>>Hi
>>
>>I managed to trash my bfs system when recompiling the kernel [dont ask
>>what I did] 
>>    
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>Congratulations ;-). We might have been able to sirt it. Never mind,
>this will be good for you :)
>
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>>so thought I would start all over again from scratch as I
>>had orginaly used lfs book ver 4.00 and wanted to start again with the
>>latest verion 4.1, my question is.  When compiling following the blfs
>>book versions is it 100% essential that I use the revisions of
>>software stated in the books or should I use the latest revisions if
>>there are any?
>>
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>I asked this one myself as a newbie. If the instructions for
>package-4.3.7 work when package-4.3.8 is released, the page isn't
>updated. When thay break it is. So don't worry about most things.
>
>Use the latest of most things. Use the latest glibc and think very
>carefully about gcc, because to judge by the problems, every version
>seems great until they find this weird new problem with it, which the
>next one fixes. They sound more like experimental kernels :-/.
>
>An increasing number of people are using 2 versions of gcc.
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>
Thanks to all that ansered, will stick with the book until i get it 
working properly.
Jeff

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