Error compiling BASH: cannot get hostname

Chris Lingard chris at
Sat Oct 5 11:13:38 PDT 2002

Chris Keelan wrote:

> Working with the 4.0-RC1 version of the book and packages. It's my first
> time through this so I appologize if the answer is obvious.
> bash fails its build with the following error:
> In file included from shell.h:41,
>                  from shell.c:48:
> externs.h:163: conflicting types for `gethostname'
> /usr/include/unistd.h:734: previous declaration of `gethostname'
> externs.h:196: conflicting types for `strncasecmp'
> /usr/include/string.h:277: previous declaration of `strncasecmp'
> make: *** [shell.o] Error 1

This has been seen a long time ago.  Your base system may be too old
to build LFS 4.0; and you might need to build LFS 3.3 first.

What base system are you using, version of glibc and gcc also would
be welcome.


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