June 6, 2009

NEWB's adventure's in Linux From Scratch

 I'm still at it,

    This morning I continued with my install, eventually I got back to "expect build" and guess what? down near the bottom of the page, there's a comment about test suite failures are not considered critical at this point!!!. I just spent the better part of 2 days trying to track down the error only to give up and , then rebuild up to expect with no errors and I didn't need too :(( 

5.8 adujusting the toolchain:  Also they ask you to visually "check" the "specs" file and don't tell you where to look???. I was able to Google it, as I got only (just type what's in the box) in the IRC support channel. Google: to locate the specs file {gcc -print-libgcc-file-name} . Everything was fine after I looked.

Some of us are newb's and don't know our way around the system that well yet, we are primarily installing LFS for the learning experience.  

  What's being reinforced on a daily basis:

1 . Always, check the command line before pressing , "enter"

2.  Don't forget the "PATCH" as I have done several times already.

3. Check the Makefile, to be sure ./configure properly set it up.

4.  Read the whole section before starting work on that section. (I've removed the source and build directories as soon as I installed only to find that they needed the header files or weren't done with those quite yet.) 

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