[lfs-support] Step 5.4.1 Installation of Cross Binutils errors

Vasco Almeida vmsda at netcabo.pt
Wed Nov 13 02:52:02 PST 2013

On 11/13/2013 12:33 AM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:31:56PM +0000, Vasco Almeida wrote:
> Where do I go from here?

>   Find the part of the output with the actual 'Error' message (it might
> say 'error').  It looks as if the real error was before that warning
> about makeinfo.  I haven't seen the post where 'make -k' was
> recommended (I expect it is taking a slow route to reach me), but in
> general you do NOT want to do that in LFS, except when running test
> suites.
>   Since you have barely started, please also check the Host System
> Requirements in section Vii of the Preface.
>   Actually, check the Host System Requirements _first_, then (if
> your host meets _all_ of them : newer versions *probably* work for
> binutils and gcc), repeat your attempt to compile this, after
> removing the existing binutils-2.32.2 (I'm assuming you are trying
> to build LFS-7.4) and binutils-build directories.
>   But this time, capture the output in a log, for example
> ../path/to/binutils-source/./configure ... | tee myconflog 2>&1
>   and then
> make | tee mybuildlog 2>&1
>   so that the error messages on stderr ('2') get mixed in.  Then look
> at the build log in 'view|vim' or 'less' and search for Error [
> '/Error' ].
> ĸen
Thank you for your suggestions, Ken.

I did check the minimum Host System Requirements when I started off (I 
am indeed trying to build LFS-7.4 on Ubuntu 12.04), but rechecked them 
and nothing seems amiss.

As for capturing the output, I went about it in two steps:
/mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build$ ../binutils-2.23.2/configure 
--prefix=/tools --with-sysroot=$LFS --with-lib-path=/tools/lib 
--target=$LFS_TGT --disable-nls --disable-werror > myconflog 2>&1 and, 
after checking there were no errors in myconflog, followed it with
make > mymakelog 2>&1. The errors in mymakelog were exactly as reported 
in my initial post and in my reply to William Harrington. I can send you 
the log files if you deem it necessary and appropriate.

Thank you for your support. Best regards.

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