Deleting the source code and backing up LFS

Graz Bukanoff drevenhaug at
Wed Nov 20 09:35:42 PST 2002

"Tushar T" <tush at> wrote in message
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> Graz Bukanoff wrote:
> > First of all, can I delete the source tree of each package right after
> > its installation or should I wait until the end of the LFS
> > installation? What about the glibc-build, gcc-build and eventually
> > other *-build directories that are created in the source directory
> > when doing chapter 6, are they necessary or can they be deleted?

Yes, but what about the glibc-build, gcc-build and other build directories
that were created in the source directories? Can I really delete them? Do
they also contain source or are they compiled? And why are they created in
the first place?

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