[lfs-support] upgrading 2-year-old sys

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Aug 15 14:48:33 PDT 2012

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 08:28:13PM +0200, x yyyyyy wrote:
> Hi! 
> I had been using LFS for half a year until I realized that keeping it up-to-date is a pain. I feel I'd like to have some hard work again:), so now I'm trying to upgrade that system.
> As far as I know It could be a failure, but definately not an easy task... 
> I'm confused about how to upgrade the toolchain. I believe constructing a temp. system can be skipped, as I have a functional LFS. 
> I'm doing the "project" chrooting into LFS. I have updated the arithmetic packages that gcc need, and binutils. Ok, to make it short I don't know the order of the packages to update. 
> Any clue would be appreciated! 
> adam

 Some people apparently upgrade the toolchain in a running LFS - but
I'm not sure if any of them read lfs-support.  If they don't answer
on this list, you might need to ask on blfs-support.

 The reliable method is to use the old system to build the new one -
on a different partition, following the book (particularly, checking
the requirements, and building chapter 5.  After that is finished, of
course, you have to build whatever else you use.

 Upgrading the toolchain falls into the "if it breaks, you keep both
pieces" category.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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