Unable to compile GCC-4.4.3, Pass 1

stosss stosss at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 04:25:03 PDT 2010

On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 6:04 AM, Philippe Delavalade
<philippe.delavalade at sfr.fr> wrote:
> Le samedi 27 mars à 10:27, Simon Geard a écrit :
>> On Fri, 2010-03-26 at 23:20 -0400, Chris Staub wrote:
>> > I don't need anyone to tell me how important it is to make sure the
>> > book is clear - ensuring that the text is technically correct, and
>> > more importantly understandable, is my primary goal.
> I'm a frenchman and english is not my natural language ; nethertheless I
> always found that the book was very clear, even the first time I built
> lfs. I was (and I'm always) a linux user but not a developper or sothing
> like that ; as to me, difficulties come where configuring the kernel ! In
> the first chapter, we are guided step by step.
>> Hey, calm down a moment, Chris. Nobody is disputing that. But while
>> making things understandable might be your goal, people *are* still
>> getting confused by things in the book. If they weren't, this list would
>> be a ghost town...
>> So when we see people making errors like this, it doesn't matter if you
>> or I think the text is perfectly understandable. The evidence on the
>> list shows at least people find it unclear, and to be blunt, their
>> opinion in the matter is what's important.
> Yes but maybe people don't read carefully parts where general assumptions
> are done. I guess that they only take care to command lines.

Sometimes the reader just doesn't understand even when they read it
slowly or several times.

> Maybe a suggestion for those who read to quikly :
> five or six lines more in each chapter, something like
> cd /$LFS/sources
> tar -xvf package-version.tar.[gz|bz2]
> cd package-version
> ...
> cd ..
> rm -vfr package-version
> and eventually
> rm -vfr package-build
> It should perhaps prevent people not to follow 5.3 ?

I wish they would add this.

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the
people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become
happy. - Thomas Jefferson

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