[lfs-support] Ubuntu 12.10 install

Pierre Labastie pierre.labastie at neuf.fr
Mon Mar 4 02:05:46 PST 2013

Juan Alberto Regalado Galván <00jarg <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Keith:
> The first ln command that Bruce provided you, works just fine if
> you're under the /bin directory.
> Then he corrected himself by giving you a flawless command which
> works, no matter where you stand on your file system.
> The intention of the list is to help users with LFS, not to prove
> their expertise under linux. Your comment is totally unnecessary and
> out of place.
> Please keep in touch if you encounter more problems.
> Greetings,
> Juan Alberto.

It's a pity that this thread went this way. The sh->bash link is one of the
mildest requirement of the hostreqs. I have built LFS a lot of times with
/bin/sh->dash on Debian.

What I think the original poster is missing is a bunch of libxxx-dev packages,
because a normal Unbuntu installation does not have them. But since he did not
send the error he was getting, it is hard to help more. I have built LFS on
Ubuntu 12.10, but I am sorry I have not taken a note of what I had to install.
At least libc6-dev, libncuses5-dev, and surely others. The hostreqs page do
not test their presence (actually, those packages contain mainly the
headerfiles *.h).


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