rcaldwellie at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 4 08:37:28 PDT 2006
---- Original Message ----
From: Brandon Peirce <brandon_peirce at hotmail.com>
To: lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 4, 2006 3:57:38 PM
Subject: Re: GCC-3.4.1-Pass1 problem
Richard Caldwell wrote:
>Chris Staub wrote:
> > That host system is too new to build that old version of LFS. You need
> > to either find an older distro to use as a host, or build the latest
> > stable LFS version.
>I see that the latest book version online is 6.2, so I wouldn't have
>that 6.0 was 'very' old. It took me so long to download all of the files
>that I don't want to have to go through that again! Can you recommend
>a suitable host? I see suse 9.2 professional available on amazon for
>£6.96. Would that be a suitable distro?
Richard, it sounds like you have a problem of a slow Internet connection :-(
Probably your best bet would be to try to get hold of the LFS 6.2 live CD.
Not only is it a bootable host distro suitable for building LFS, but also
contains all the source packages and patches need to build 6.2--nothing
further to download. The only problem is the Live CD itself is only
via download AFAIK (~500MB). Can't you get a mate, colleague, cousin,...
with a faster Internet to download and burn it on a CD for you?
Got sorted thanks you. Had the live CD with the book and I'm now using
it(I didn't realise what it was!). I'm further ahead than I previously was already
in a fraction of the time. Not a single problem.(Kind of regret not doing it
the other way as I felt I was learning a lot trying to troubleshoot problems!)
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