BOOK 5: Deleting Source and Build directories confusion

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Fri Nov 10 20:20:50 PST 2006

On 11/10/06, Ron Greene <rgtech1 at> wrote:

> Then apparently I did understand the source and build.  However what I
> seem to be missing is how to "create a seperate /gcc-build directory" as
> instructed to do in Book 5.11.GCC-4.0.3 - Pass 2 when the GCC directory
> has been deleted. I can not mkdir ../gcc-build as far as I can see
> without the source (in this case gcc-4.0.3 directory) being in place.
> Correct?

Yeah. It's a little unclear, but stated at the beginning of the book.
It's implied that you've gone to the directory where the tarballs are,
unpacked the tarball and entered the directory before any commands
begin. So, you should be in the gcc-4.0.3 directory when everything


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