error while make-ing binutils

Ken Moffat ken at
Mon Oct 10 09:45:03 PDT 2005

On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, sunaram wrote:

> sorry i thought binutils-2.15.97 is the newest. i have
> 21 unexpected errors in ld test. all the others are
> fine. should i continue?

  If this is NOT your first LFS, feel free to play with whatever package 
versions you choose, even for the toolchain.  But, if it breaks, you get 
to keep both pieces.  So, that would become your choice of whether or 
not to continue ;)  My experience of binutils is that the testsuites 
often break even though the result seems perfectly usable (e.g. a few 
failures on ppc in 2.14, which were definitely problems with the 
testsuite itself, and 7 failures in ld on x86_64-64), but 21 failures 
sounds excessive.

  If this IS your first build of LFS, FBBG and therefore use a different 
host system.  Somebody suggested building LFS-svn, which is likely to 
work but is a moving target and therefore not recommended for newbies 
(and also means following BLFS svn after LFS).  You know your own 
capabilities and experience, pick a route you feel comfortable with.

  das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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