Deleting the source code and backing up LFS
tush at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 20 09:48:10 PST 2002
Graz Bukanoff wrote:
>"Tushar T" <tush at yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:arbeu3$mhe$1 at quasar.highos.com...
>>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?
Yep, you may delete them. They are just the compiled files leaving the
source tree virtually untouched. When in doubt, check out the
README/INSTALL files in these packages. They recommend building the
packages in a directory different than the src tree.
LFS ID: 1377
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