Do not yet remove the Binutils build and source directories

Kevin Alm kevinalm at
Thu Jun 17 22:43:22 PDT 2004

On Thursday 17 June 2004 23:47, Will Leslie wrote:
> Dear subscribers,
> I am stumped by an apparent contradiction in the LFS 5.1.1 book in chapter
> 5. I think probably I am just missing something somewhere.
> In Binutils Pass 1, we are told not to remove the Binutils build and source
> directories.  But then in Binutils Pass 2, we are told to "mkdir
> ../binutils-build", which already exists, of course.
> The same problem surfaces in Chapter 6's installation.  We were told in
> Chapter 5 to keep the Binutils build and source directories... and now we
> apparently have to make another binutils-build directory.
> I don't know, it seems funny, like maybe the mkdir commands are just
> mistakes and should be omitted. But I'd rather not risk wasting several
> hours of compilation to find out.  I must have just overlooked something in
> the book.  Any help is appreciated.

Chapter 5 Adjustion the Toolchain.

Immediately under the notice that you should have retained binutils up to this 
point. Reread the chapter.

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