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I made a LFS live CD, and I can begin to configure things. I hace a couple of issues. First, when I mkdir binutils-build, it says to make it from the ../ directory, but what directory am I supposed to be in? $LFS? Because creating the user as per the instructions places you in a seperate directory. The second thing is that I cannot find the packages that I am supposed to install on the LiveCD. Where do I install the packages from?
Maybe I am stupid....I tried to untar them and it said no such directory. I attempted a few permutations of the file extension you provided in case it was a typo. Do you have to download the packages seperately, or are they included on the Live CD?
I beleive it's actually binutils-X.Y.Z.tar.bz2. Where X, Y, and Z are numbers pertaining to the version number. You can do 'tar xvjf binutils<tab>' and it should complete the file name fore you. Hope this helps
No, it won't autocomplete. I tried locate and find as well. Neither one can find any of the libraries. I tried burning them to another CD, but the LiveCD won't let me unmount the CD drive, so I can't pull them off of another CD. I don't really have an Internet connection for the computer I am building, either. I had really hoped to get all of the packages off of the Live CD.
What Live CD are you using? I used one provided by LFS for the 6.0 version of the book, and it includes all the packages you need to build the LFS system. If I recall, it was /mnt/cdrom/packages/<package name>
Replace "/mnt/cdrom" with wherever your CDROM is mounted. Check to make sure there is no /packages directory first.