[lfs-support] remove or hide the build tools - was LFS 7.2 GCC pass 1

Israel Silberg israel at silberg.co.il
Mon Sep 3 13:13:37 PDT 2012

Thanks for the clear explanation
On Sep 3, 2012 11:03 PM, "Tobias Gasser" <lfs at ebp-gasser.ch> wrote:

> Am 03.09.2012 19:24, schrieb Israel Silberg:
>  > And another question, if I want in the end tohave a LFS or BLFS system
>  > without gcc in it, shold I keep it in the toolchain or should I remove
> it
>  > when the system is done?
> i just add
> --bindir=${DEVLOP}
> --sbindir=${DEVLOP}
> to the following packages configure-options:
> gcc glibc automake autoconf pkgconfig libtool binutils
> there might be some other packages to consider, but for me these seem to
> be sufficient.
> root and lfsuser (the user who builds all the stuff) have the following
> added to their profile
> DEVLOP=/home/lfsuser/devlop
> no user but root and lfsuser have access to ${DEVLOP} by "chown
> lfsuser.root ${DEVLOP}"
> everything but bin and sbin files are install in the usual place. but
> the binaries are some kind of hidden.
> binutils is a little special:
> some binaries are installed in ${DEVLOP} AND /usr/bin (ar as ld ld.bfd
> objcopy objdump ranlib strip) which i delete from /usr/bin to have juse
> one copy in ${DEVLOP}
> if there is need, you can just move a file from ${DEVLOP} to /usr/bin.
> i do so for size and strings from binutils
> and i had to make a symlink from ${DEVLOP}/cpp to /lib/cpp as some
> packages require /lib/cpp (don't ask which - it's quite some time ago i
> 'invented' this 'security scheme' for my servers)
> to be even more paranoid, just move all the stuff in ${DEVLOP} to an usb
> stick - it's less than 8mb of data! whenever you have to build
> something, just insert the stick and mount it to ${DEVLOP}. that's what
> i did first. but as i have to maintain the servers over ssh (or travel
> for hours), i dropped it - except for the client-systems at our local
> school.
> tobias
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