Installing Binutils (5.3.1)
mclawson at malik.princeton.edu
Fri Oct 14 07:55:08 PDT 2005
> Thank You for your prompt response. I will follow your
> suggestion because it makes the most sense. This is
> what I originally thought was supposed to be the way
> to do it. But, the reason I untarred the Binutils
> package outside the $LFS/source directory is because
> of the statement in Ch5, "The Binutils documentation
> recommends building Binutils outside the source
> directory in a dedicated directory:".
> Perhaps I read it wrong. Thank You.
The source directory referenced in the quote above is
referring to the binutils-126.96.36.199.2.2 directory
created when the archive is untarred. The LFS solution
to "building Binutils outside the source directory" is
to build it in the binutils-build directory. That is
what this statement means; it is not referring to the
$LFS/source directory or anything like that.
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