/static patches and a 4.0 typo

Stefan Krah sfk1 at bigfoot.com
Fri Oct 25 01:30:55 PDT 2002


* "Eric Miller" <emiller at techskills.com> wrote:
> I notice that some of the /static installs don't require a patch even though
> there is a patch available:
> 
> Gawk
> Gzip
> Sh-utils (only applies one patch, not the hostname patch)
> 
> Is this okay?  I am assuming that this is just the bare minimum needed to
> chroot, and the chapter 6 installs will incorporate them.

Your assumption is correct:

,---- http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/view/4.0/chapter05/introduction.html
| Many of our packages must be patched before they can be compiled. We
| only apply patches when and where they are needed. So, don't fret if
| it seems like instructions for a patch are missing.
`----

> Also, the GCC /static section in Chpt. 5 is mis-worded.  It says that it
> "..requires its patch....make sure its unpacked.."
> 
> GCC has two patches!
> 
> It should read "...requires two patches be applied....make sure they are
> both unpacked....".

True. Maybe one of the editors could change this?


Oh, and next time you want to start a new thread please don't reply to
an existing one. Thanks!


Stefan Krah
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