/tools vs $LFS/tools

weasel weasel at beyondnormal.org
Tue Jan 6 14:45:07 PST 2004


Joel Miller wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Jan 2004 16:08:59 -0500, weasel <weasel at beyondnormal.org> wrote:
> 
> <snip>
> 
>>>
>>> Yes.  $LFS/tools is only used during ch5 and maybe later in the
>>
>> <correction>
>> once or twice....its usually safe to reference /tool since a symlink 
>> is made on your host system in the beginning that points to $LFS/tools
>> </correction>
>>
>>> It is common short hand for the /mnt/lfs/tools dir.  It is also the 
>>> proper name for the dir once you enter the chroot environment, and 
>>> after you have completed the build and boot into you LFS system.
>>>
>>> Nick
>>>
>>
>>
> 
> This is misleading. It is not just "safe" to use /tools instead of 
> $LFS/tools it is the proper way to do things. If it all possible you 
> need to be using the simlink /tools instead of /mnt/lfs/tools becuase 
> then no paths are hardcoded as /mnt/lfs/tools and all paths are coded as 
> /tools which will work inside and outside of the chroot. In summary, do 
> what the book tells you to do. If it says /tools use /tools and if it 
> says $LFS/tools use $LFS/tools.
> 
FBBG!




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