robert mullinrobert at
Thu Nov 25 10:21:07 PST 2010

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> robert wrote:
>> I have a fairly good "beginner's" grasp of the compile/build procedure. 
>> And yes, I refer often to 5.3.  
> Until you get the hang of things, I suggest having three windows open.
> 1.  Browser at the bottom of Section 5.3.
> 2.  Browser at the current lfs page.
> 3.  An xterm, konsole, or other terminal program where you are executing 
> the commands.
> You can do Section 5.3's step 3c by cutting and pasting each command 
> from the browser in window 2 to the terminal in window 3.  However, 
> please also read the text.
> One of the biggest problems with new LFS users is that with some 
> knowledge of the build process, they deviate from the instructions in 
> some way.  That's OK if you really know what you are doing, but 
> following the instructions precisely will get you through your first 
> build without issues.
>    -- Bruce
Excellent advice.  I'm doing pretty much that.  I have an additional vim 
window open and paste all commands and notes there as well.  In the 
evening I can review and clarify and organize.  Hopefully, I'll have a 
streamlined build when it is all over.

Once again, thanks for the advice.

And the deviations note is well-taken.  I was doing exactly that, being 
deviant, and ran into trouble immediately with the gcc build pass 1 ... 
I did not have directories in the right places and consequently created 
pain for myself and unnecessarily sought help.  I did not realize until 
kicking off this process that issuing a tar command in a given directory 
creates the archive directory in one's pwd.

In any case.  I've stopped in my flight now.  Going back through the 
entire build up to gcc build pass2 in order to see that I have it all 
well in order.


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