Installation of Binutils
wildberger at cogeco.ca
Sat Feb 12 12:08:30 PST 2005
On Saturday 12 February 2005 10:21 am, TheOldFellow wrote:
> This question reveals quite a bit about you. The LFS book is written
> for someone who has, at the very least, built some packages from source
Instead of giving me a lecture about my lack of knowledge it would be better
to give me information about some terms used in the book.
The book instructs me to create a directory $LFS/source.
Q: what goes into this?
The downloaded source files (foo.tar.bz2) could be downloaded into any
directory, but what is the suggested directory? Is it $LFS, is it $LFS/source
or any other directory?
Q: What do you call the directory that was created by the unpacking (tar)
operation? In the case of the Binutils package this directory is named
Is it conceivable that you would call this the 'source directory' ? In any
case, the book says to cd into this dir.
I assume that I execute from within this directory the two commands
followed by ../binutils-2....etc
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