6.9. Glibc-2.5.1

Scott Castaline hscast at charter.net
Mon Aug 11 17:13:30 PDT 2008

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Scott Castaline wrote these words on 08/11/08 16:27 CST:
>> I've been working under the assumption that prior to unpacking a 
>> packages tarball that you create a directory using the package name 
>> -build ie: glibc-build. Then change to the build directory to unpack the 
>> tarball, 
> No.
> As the book says (and I'm sure you're just a tad confused
> at this point, no big deal), you start in a directory where
> the tarball exists.
> Then unpack the tarball which creates a directory containing
> all the source files. You then change dirs into that new
> directory and apply any patches (if necessary).
> After that the instructions say to create a build directory
> using the .. (parent) notation. Something similar to:
> mkdir ../glibc-build
> Then you change into that newly created build directory:
> cd ../glibc-build
> Then continue on with the instructions.
> Does this help any?
That is the way I actually started by unpacking the first tarball in ch5 
while in the sources(tarball) directory. Then for some reason I thought 
that I was wrong deleted it all and created the build directory, go 
there to unpack the tarball. Also now thinking back, the way you say is 
the way I did it on LFS-6.2. Well, it all seems to be okay, but I think 
that I will go with your way for the rest of the build. Thanks for the 

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