[lfs-support] LFS 7.2 GCC pass 1

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Wed Sep 5 07:34:18 PDT 2012

On 09/05/2012 09:55 AM, Jasmine Iwanek wrote:
> On 2012-09-05 13:34, Baho Utot wrote:

>> I always build all of LFS with -j4 or -j8 and it has not failed me.
>> Maybe those that do have a problem are all using a scripted build vs
>> those that don't have a scripted build?
>> Suggesting that it may be only showing up in scripted builds?
> Could well be the case, aye, but that kind of backs the original point,
> as far as I can tell, we should not be having to support people who
> didn't follow the book instructions (or as was pointed out by bruce)
> didn't look before they leaped, after all, if you're unable to find the
> time to do even one build by hand, what hope do you have to find the
> time to properly script your builds and debug said scripts?

Leaping before looking is what I do well and it has taught me a great 
deal.  Following a path by others may be a very good guide, but to truly 
learn requires ones to deviate from the beaten path and strike out on 
your own.  How else can you create a truly giant mess in which to learn 
from?  Like taking LFS and adding pacman packager.

By scripting your builds you learn a great deal about linux and admin.  
One also has the opportunity to learn some debugging skills.  Scripted 
builds also give one repeatability once they are working.

I have scripted my LFS builds and incorporating the pacman package 
manager. I started with 6.8 and I am currently completing 7.2.  I did so 
that I can confirm that my scripts produce a proper build, i.e. it was 
tested over the four builds which gave me the opportunity to weed out 
non apparent errors.  I then took those same packages produced by the 
build and installed them onto 5 other machines so I could check to see 
if the build was generic for the i686 and x86_64 platforms.

I now have a solid platform in which to create a distribution system ( 
as well building BLFS ) as for the computers under my care.  I have 
learned many things.

I still think that helping others even if they have failed to follow the 
book is a worthy goal as it shows where the book my be improved.  Who 
knows by some not following the book new things are learned?

Helping others is always good.

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