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Yes, I can see that. What am I supposed to do about it? I have already run configure, make, and make install, and obviously that didn't work. So am I supposed to do it again and hope it turns out different this time?
If this would be my first LFS encounter I would start over. Even though this is a developers version I would put the blame on myself first.
Having a look at the mailing list cannot hurt, maybe someone did actually encounter the same problem you are having. But like I stated before I wouldn't raise an issue before making sure I wasn't to blame.
If you start from scratch again, do use the stable version. It works (I'm running on (B)LFS 6.5 atm).
Hope this helps.
BTW: My first attempt to install LFS failed completely, the second one worked like a charm. One thing I found out early: Don't deviate from the book before you know how LFS is set up and knowing what the possible impacts of your change are.
Tip: After you finish chapter 5 make a backup (also mentioned in chap 5.32). If something goes wrong later on you can wipe it all, put back the backup and start fresh with chapter 6.
Another tip: If at all possible don't stop after you start chapter 6. I never encounter problems when installing chapter 6 to end in one go. If I stop halfway and need to setup the environment again, about 50% of the time bad things start happening.
I don't think you need to start over. You could just exit the chroot go back and reinstall expect make sure you get not build errors when running make then reenter and continue. expect is obviously not a major problem building the other packages since they all completed successfully and your so early in the final part of the build process.