Toolchain for current (unstable) book

Robert Connolly robert at
Mon Mar 7 10:25:45 PST 2005

On March 7, 2005 12:28 pm, mclinden at wrote:
> Greetings:
> I've been an LFS user for a few years now, but decided to try HLFS
> (experimentally), during a system rebuild. Understanding that it is
> "unstable" I'm still confused about the following:
> 1. The current unstable book uses ${target} and ${ldso} for the Chapter 5
> builds, but the documentation for how to define these seems to have been
> deleted from more recent versions of the book. I'm not sure if this
> represents a move away from GCC as a cross compiler or whether it is an
> oversight but, either way, the inconsistency breaks the build.

Those are added from settingenvironment.html. This will affect the rest of the 
issues in this post too.

> 2. The Chapter 5 test of the Toolchain following the build of GCC and
> installation of ld from the earlier binutils build will fail because
> crt1.o and related files have not been installed in the /tools path (in
> fact, glibc is not installed, at all, in Chapter 5).
> There are a few other issues, as well, but the fact that I haven't gotten
> the above, correctly, makes me suspicious that the subsequent builds are
> not done correctly (like the fact that "ldconfig" and "sln" exit with SSP
> errors)
> The system I am building from is an LFS 6.0 CD with Linux 2.6.8 and GCC
> 3.4.0.
> Am I missing something?
> Sean McLinden
> Consultant
> Allegheny County Health Department

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