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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 09-02-2002, 02:34 PM   #1
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Question base distro version?


I wonder if the version of the base distro will affect the success of lfs install?
 
Old 09-02-2002, 02:40 PM   #2
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In most cases it shouldn't affect it in anyway.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 08:00 PM   #3
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you basically just need the initial distro so you can use the tools (compiler, tar, ect). If you don't want to install a huge distro like redhat or others, there are some out there that are very basic and don't take up too much hard drive space (and install faster). good luck

p.s.- i can't think of any of the more bare-bones distributions, but check out "distributions" at www.linux.org
 
Old 09-02-2002, 08:00 PM   #4
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It will, for example:

On RH7.3 I got heaps of errors
On RH6.2 I got no errors
 
Old 09-02-2002, 08:06 PM   #5
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Question re: base distro

I am having errors when compiling grep and glibc such as:

-lpcre error

pcre error

GNU C error

So I think that some distros with an equivalent version of gcc/grep/perl as lfs 3.3 might help. JUst a wild guess.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 08:10 PM   #6
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I installed my lfs just fine with redhat 7.3 (i went through book 3.3, maybe rverlander was using an older book?)
 
Old 09-02-2002, 08:14 PM   #7
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Are you in chapter 6? i had some problems there too, because i hadn't done "make distclean", but running that from the source directory before compiling packages the second time ended the problem
 
Old 09-02-2002, 08:38 PM   #8
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When I completed my LFS with I believe 3.1 or 3.2, I didn't run into any problems using Slackware 7.1. I did have to do a few workarounds since 7.1 was a bit older but I didn't run into many problems though.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 09:50 PM   #9
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re: distros version

I used redhat 7.1 and was stuck with the glibc/grep errors. So now I installed redhat 7.3. hopefully will have better luck.
 
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Anyone getting errors should use RH6.2
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by adam_boz
I installed my lfs just fine with redhat 7.3 (i went through book 3.3, maybe rverlander was using an older book?)
I was using 3.3

Last edited by trickykid; 09-03-2002 at 11:24 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 04:02 AM   #12
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Old 09-03-2002, 04:03 AM   #13
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Old 09-03-2002, 06:03 AM   #14
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please, serious discussion.

>On RH7.3 I got heaps of errors
On RH6.2 I got no errors

Now, it souned like some version may have some bugs. Anyway, stick to the one that worked.

Last edited by blackcat; 09-03-2002 at 06:09 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 08:10 AM   #15
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Whoa whoa, I suggest to keep this thread open, that a few of you go back and edit your posts to constructive critisisms/on topic ideas, and not personal attacks.

This would be a good topic to have here, and I would hope you guys would be so kind as to help to keep it open for use/discussion.

As for my input:

I built one on Mandy 8.0 and 8.2, with no problems. Slack 8.1 no problems. So I believe if you follow the book correctly, and do the minor adjustments for whatever distro you are using, you should be able to work around any problems building and LFS system.

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