LFS-6.6, Stage2, glibc, nscd.c:442

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Wed Jun 2 17:17:35 PDT 2010

On 06/02/2010 08:05 PM, Paul Rogers wrote:
>> I don't see that the necessity of using a relatively recent version of
>> the kernel in the host environment to be, in spirit, any different
>> from requiring a relatively recent version of a C compiler. If all you
>> have is a K&R C compiler, then the solution is not to "fix" the book's
>> instructions to show how to go about building Linux with such an old
>> host. The "fix" is to upgrade the tool set.
> Absolutely agree, providing what you tell me is the proper toolset
> actually works.  It's not yet clear linux- works, although we
> are certainly told "Kernel too old" for 2.6.17 with the book's
> parameters.
> It apparently seems to some that the HSR's are an unimportant
> triviality.  Not from the user's point of view.

I wouldn't really say they are a "triviality" (given that I am one of 
those who did much of the initial testing/research for the HSR's in the 
first place) but they *are* just one of many parts of the book that 
would need to be checked, though I would argue that they are slightly 
less important than other issues (given how rarely we actually have 
issues concerning them). Package versions must work togethers, commands 
need to be correct, the book's text must be both technically correct and 
readable to those new to LFS, etc...

The HSR's are just one of many aspects of the book, and not everybody 
can test everything in complete detail. I think you simply expect too much.

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