x86_64 build what to use LFS or CLFS

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 11:01:43 PDT 2006

On 10/13/06, Luca Dionisi <luca.dionisi at gmail.com> wrote:
> But, CLFS says:
> > The one "flaw" in LFS is that it has always been based on an x86 class processor.
> >  [....] the x86-only LFS is no longer ideal.
> So, what is true?

That's absolutely true. LFS is only ever tested on x86. That said, if
you know what you're doing, you can natively build an x86_64 system.
You just have to know where to deviate from the book. So, if you just
want to get your 64 bit system going, CLFS is where you want to be. If
you're familiar with the toolchain and are up for a challenge, you can
try to tailor the LFS book to build your 64 bit system. It's certainly
been done before.


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