[lfs-support] LFS 7.2 GCC pass 1

Israel Silberg israel at silberg.co.il
Mon Sep 3 12:51:58 PDT 2012


And another thing, when you have a compiler you never know if a software
works because you wrote it good or because it has the compiler's enviroment.
Anotger question a bit OT, can a LFS be built from rpms so we will have a
comfertable way to update it?
On Sep 3, 2012 9:21 PM, "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Eleanore Boyd wrote:
> > On 9/3/2012 12:24 PM, Israel Silberg wrote:
> >> Thaks all for the replies,
> >> Richard, what do you mean by puting it in a script to what is going on?
> How
> >> do I make the script write me the data I need?
> >> I know some bash scripting but clearly not enogh :-)
> >> 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?
> >> How can I remove it? Should I keep its installation folder and not
> delete
> >> it in order to do make remove?
>
> > Why do you want to remove gcc at all? If you want to add ANY new
> > programs at all, you'll need gcc in order to compile and install them
> > properly. Even if you want to use other compilers, they still need to be
> > compiled and installed with gcc prior to removing gcc at all.
>
> Removing gcc can do a couple of things.  First is saves some space.
> Second, it makes is more difficult for a bad guy to compile malware for
> the system.
>
> The original worm, the Morris worm around 1988, propagated itself via
> email where sendmail automatically compiled a program and ran it.  That
> hole has been closed for a long time, but in theory, the same thing can
> happen if the compiler is present.
>
>    -- Bruce
>
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