LFS Book 5.5.1 Installation of gcc

Anthony Price anthony.price at elenmar.com
Wed Jan 7 05:59:26 PST 2009


Host System: Linux 2.6.24-21-generic #1 SMP Tue Oct 21 23:43:45 UTC 2008 
i686 GNU/Linux
This is a 32 bit OS on 64 bit hardware.
I have run the  version-check.sh script and the system meets the 
requirement for a build.

Host gcc is: gcc (GCC) 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu3)

I have installed binutils without trouble so the basic setup seems to be 

However, no matter what I try,  the new (target) GCC will not compile 

First question is regarding the instructions:

tar -jxf ../mpfr-2.3.2.tar.bz2
mv mpfr-2.3.2 mpfr
tar -jxf ../gmp-4.2.4.tar.bz2
mv gmp-4.2.4 gmp

I installed these packages on the host. Copied the sources to /opt and 
compile and installed them (without error messages) on the host system. 
Was this the right thing to do - the book seems to be a bit ambiguous on 
this (or maybe I'm just having a stupider than average day)

After that I

1. unpacked the GCC package in /mnt/lfs/sources
2. created the build directory in /mnt/lfs/sources/gccbuils & cd'd to it
3. ran the CC=gcc....
4. ran make

Step 4 resulted in the error message:
checking for suffix of object files... configure: error: cannot compute 
suffix of object files: cannot compile

Any help on this would be extremely useful.



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