Glibc installation timing

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Fri Mar 1 10:08:20 PST 2002

On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 02:29:09PM -0800, Rod Roark wrote:
> which depends on undocumented properties of the glibc makefiles.
> It just *feels* like glibc doesn't really expect to be built without
> some version of glibc already being there.

It's not so much Glibc itself that needs Glibc, it are the programs used
during the configure stage. Test programs need to be compiled to test
things. To compile things you need Glibc. After ./configure, Glibc isn't
needed. The sed's are there to fix some false assumptions made by
./configure (such as cross-compiling).

But yes, Glibc can install nicely with instal_root=$LFS. If you can trust
your host distribution's GCC you can get away with it just fine. But I
rather not trust every host distro people might be using (now if you build
from an LFS system, there'll be absolutely no problems)

Gerard Beekmans

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