Libtool problem ...
CLFS Book v2.0 RC1
Yes, there is a reason for static builds of ncurses and gcc.
By the book, it is supposed to break any dependencies on the host system from carrying over to the new system.
I'm going to try it again, this time NO chroot, straight to the 'Boot' instead.
If my guess/hunch is correct, chroot + root priv. lets 'libtool' break the 'chroot jail'.
The LD_LIBRARY_PATH is hardcoded into 'libtool', apparently. No way to override it.
So everything has the path [/cross-tools] or [/tools] or [/mnt/clfs] coded into it.
The '--with-sysroot=' does not seem to be working on 'libtool'.
Host system version of 'libtool' = 2.4
The command line switches for 'gmp,mpfr,mpc,cloog,ppl' locations don't work when 'cross-compiling', according to GCC's configure & install Wiki. The developers say to use the download script included in GCC for 'gmp,mpfr,mpc'.
Thanks for the response.