Experiencing lots of build problems

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop73 at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 26 10:59:06 PST 2010

On 26 February 2010 18:08, brown wrap <gramos at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I think Randy wants to do a BLFS-6.5, but the best place
>> IMO, is to use
>> -dev.
>>    -- Bruce
> OK, thank you.
> greg
> --
 And equally importantly, start with a list of what *you* want
to do.  For some things, you will have enough experience
to know that you want to use a *particular* package (e.g.
web browsers, window managers - some of these are not
in BLFS, but usually that just means they are CMMI [ configure;
make ; make install ].

 If you have no existing preferences, and there is a choice,
go with what seems easier to build.  Eventually, you will
want to try the alternatives, but it's probably more productive
to pick something and try to build a semi-useful system even
if it isn't exactly to your taste, and try the alternatives later.

 Then, work back from the "must haves" to get an idea of
the *required* dependencies, plus optionals and play
around with these in a text file (or on a piece, of paper,
with a soft pencil and an eraser!) until you have a build-order
you think might work.

 When you start to build, if you log the output you can later
go back and note that maybe package A should come after
package B even though it built where you put it.  Usually
takes a few attempts to get most things working.

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