LFS 6.8, patch failure on gcc 4.5.2 pass #2

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 14:14:40 PST 2011

Mark Maurer wrote:
> All --
> I was flowing along nicely with LFS 6.8, until I come to the second pass
> of gcc 4.5.2 (after the binutils second pass).  Where the book says to 
> patch
> it (section 5.10.1) to revert to the old behavior with this command:
> patch -Np1 -i ../gcc-4.5.2-startfiles_fix-1.patch
> This command just hangs, expecting input but never getting it. 
> (according to strace).  My initial guess is because the patch isn't set 
> to work with the latest gcc version
> used in 6.8: 4.5.2.  Indeed, in looking at the patch, the line numbers
> certainly don't align in the file gcc/gcc.c with what the patch says.
> Am I missing something here?  Or is there another patch file that should
> be downloaded and used?

patch has nothing to do with gcc.  It is a text manipulation program. 
If it hangs, then you made some kind of typo like omitting the -i switch.

   -- Bruce

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