r921 - branches/2.4-branch/BOOK/chapter05

robert at linuxfromscratch.org robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Dec 1 23:07:19 PST 2006

Author: robert
Date: 2006-12-02 00:07:18 -0700 (Sat, 02 Dec 2006)
New Revision: 921

make the binutils install-exec-local description less confusing and more descriptive

Modified: branches/2.4-branch/BOOK/chapter05/binutils-pass1.xml
--- branches/2.4-branch/BOOK/chapter05/binutils-pass1.xml	2006-12-02 05:53:48 UTC (rev 920)
+++ branches/2.4-branch/BOOK/chapter05/binutils-pass1.xml	2006-12-02 07:07:18 UTC (rev 921)
@@ -95,7 +95,7 @@
           dynamic linker <filename class="libraryfile">/lib/ld.so</filename>
           will use <filename class="libraryfile">/tools/lib/libc.so</filename>
           to run the Binutils programs. If your host system's dynamic
-          linker comes from a different C library than the newly installed
+          linker comes from a different C library then the newly installed
           C library the Binutils programs will crash. The simple way to
           avoid this is to have Binutils use static versions of its
           libraries so the Binutils programs are only linked to
@@ -151,8 +151,10 @@
           <para>The <envar>EXEEXT</envar> Makefile variable specifies
           the executable extention suffix to be added to the
           <command>ld</command> program, so that the <command>ld</command>
-          program we installed earlier is not replaced, resulting in
-          this <command>ld</command> program being named
+          program we installed earlier is not replaced. Setting the
+          <envar>EXEEXT</envar> variable is equivilent to using the
+          <option>--program-suffix</option> with <command>configure</command>.
+          This results in this new <command>ld</command> program being named
           <command>ld-new</command>. The <option>install-exec-local</option>
           option tells <command>make</command> to only install the
           executables, and not the manual pages or anything else.</para>

More information about the hlfs-book mailing list