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Not at all, using the old NNS libraries would be if your mother hen machine was running a really old GCC. You did this off of Mandrake 8.0, 8.1? whichever, heck even 7.2 and you're way ahead of needing those. I did mine off of good old Slack 7.1.
Oh, and last night, in a blaze of absolutely no glory at all: I got X to work on my LFS.
P.S. I might have missed quite a few follow-ups as my mail server went bazoo yesterday. Actually, my dinko ISP had not one, but both of our nameservers kack.
30 seconds later:
all the mail in que over here at Linuxquestions hit all at once... hehe
Happiness is a warm sendmail
Did you get any errors at the end of install? When you chrooted in, did you make sure /proc was mounted and created the .bash_profile? If there are no errors and you just aren't getting the prompt change i would go back a few steps in the book and see if you missed creating something like the profile....
I have doubts because in both chapter 5 and 6 it actually states that you use the patch file for Gcc-2.95.3, and i,m wondering if you only need to patch some files, for static linking?
Below is a list of the patches in each chapter it asks you to do
You see, it asks you to patch Gcc-2.95.3 and Tar-1.13 twice but none of the others from chapter 5? and also those 2 packages mentioned are the only ones from chapter 5 that contain an explanation of why they are being patch? so i,m thinking that you dont in fact patch the others in chapter 6 at all, but I dont wanna screw it up coz its takem me ages to get this far lol
So to recap, the only patches in question are the following
Beats me mate. I re-applied every patch, and my LFS is definately severed from the mother hen, and everything since has unpacked and compiled aside from things I was being stupid about. Heck, read the patch! It'll give you a ballpark idea of what its built to do anyway, probably from comments alone.
As Recoil points out, I too only patched in chapter6 what was asked and left the chapter5 patches be. Mine works fine this way. Finegan re-patched, his works fine THAT way! So what do we say, patch or not to patch. To re-patch can't hurt and not to in my case seems not to have affected anything, so I think you're safe either way. I am at the moment unhappy with Neuro though! I am trying, in vain to get my dircolors working, and it's such a simple task. LOL I could set you up a 50 client network, but this, I am in la la land....So please be kind when (hopefully you do =) ) you give me the oh so dumbarse easy answer.
P.S. And how did the bash prompt thing come out? #2 LOL
Originally posted by RecoilUK Couldnt tell anything from reading the patches, so I just repatched.
Guess what lol
I got another question lol
When installing the Net-tools packages did you answer yes to all questions/accept the defaults or what, obviously I,ve heard of some of the options but not all, so i,m unsure?
The net-tools package caught me off-gaurd as to having to answer any questions myself, since the book didn't say you'd have to. But I did as you did the first time. But when you reboot, you will most assuredly have modprobe say it can't find modules net-pf-(number). Here is the reason...net-pf faq @ LFS.org
This is due to the kernel and whether or not you built the modules in. I just went ahead and, re-installed a fresh net-tools and chose the options that then fit my machine and voila, no errors.