[lfs-support] Can i install the original package without patching?

Eleanore Boyd cara117 at cox.net
Sun Apr 8 06:09:59 PDT 2012


On 4/7/2012 10:18 PM, gmspro wrote:
> Usually the install process of a package is:
>
> ./configure --prefix=/usr
> make
> make install
>
> Normally the patches are not available with the original package. All 
> user download the source code configure/compile/install it. Where can 
> i get the patches of the original package?
>
> Do the lfs devs write own patches for original package or do they get 
> the patches from somewhere?
>
> For example here is one patch for gcc
> http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=47836
>
>
>
The book provides links, and the websites of the packages will provide 
links to patches. If you want your hand held this much, you might as 
well get Ubuntu and use it for your Linux needs. Or, if you want to have 
an original system, go make a processor with a custom instruction set 
and write your own programming languages, then make the programs you 
need for a running system.

Either way, we are not here to hold your hand and baby you through the 
process of building a system. We are here to give solutions to questions 
when you've exhausted Google and every forum that has a chance of 
answering the question.

Elly
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