Toolchain build failures.
charity at orlandotelco.net
Fri Jan 26 10:47:00 PST 2007
Off topic semantics. The current development version of the book says
that it's broken. It gives a link to an old (implied more stable, sorry
for the confusion) version of the book, but not even the link works.
I've tried SVN-20060510 I believe and didn't have any better luck with
that one. I was hoping the latest version would be closer to being able
to be compiled.
Robert Baker wrote:
> At the moment "Stable" is far from stable. In fact in its current state
> it does not even build completely with the instructions provided. Not to
> mention as Robert posted in November the -pie -fpie bits are not in the
> book while some test-suite issues are being worked out.
> Jason Stevens wrote:
>> Charity wrote:
>>> After some more research, it seems that something is going wrong with
>>> the first gcc build or glibc is not being linked to properly. I know
>>> HLFS is in development, but the link to the old stable version of the
>>> book is broken.
>> "Stable" means different things depending on context. AFAIK, there is
>> no book (and hasn't been one) that purports to be both stable and build
>> a stable system.
>> The last book that I am aware of which reliably builds an HLFS distro
>> which runs reliably (stable for me, in other words), and which is built
>> on a 2.6 series kernel, is SVN-20060510. Courtesy of Manuel Canales
>> Esparcia, you can download this book via svn with
>> svn co -r649 svn://svn.linuxfromscratch.org/HLFS/trunk/BOOK
>> The patches and sources for this book are mostly findable by jhalfs;
>> there are a few that you'll have to hunt for with google.
>> Caveats: I haven't built any of the HLFS books under development in the
>> "stable" branch, because I want a 2.6 series kernel. These might be
>> better, depending on your needs. Also, there might well be a later
>> version of HLFS in the development branch that means an informal
>> definition of "stable"; I haven't been building them because I infer
> >from posts to this list that they still don't build reliably (which is
>> not a criticism; this is explicitly a development book after all).
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