I did a quick install of RedHat 7.1 to use as a base system for LFS compilation, installing the "development" packages and just those things I needed.
At installing bash in $LFS, the configure command and options runs fine (I decided to split it out from the '&&', and do each command individually). However, when I ran 'make', the configure script would run again (doing all the checking). I didn't think much of this, until I noticed the same screens ('check for blah blah blah') fly past over and over and over and ..
You get the point. So, I did 'make | more' to pause some of the screens, and before the whole thing loops again, the following message occurred:
make: *** Warning: File 'configure' has modification time in the future (2001-11-12 06:53:01 > 2000-06-15 12:13:45)
Note, this is after make was running for about 20 minutes or so. I hate wasting time like that.
Well, a quick run of 'date' tells me my system time is WAY off (set to the 'June 2000' date above. I update it, rerun make and everything is cool.
make and make install only took 1 minute or less.
So yeah, I fixed it, this isn't really a question. Just thought I'd put it out there for LFS 'notes' or whatever.