Which Glibc(2.8-x), Kernel(2.6.27.x), MPFR(2.x) to use for LFS Book 6.4?
I'm getting ready to start my LFS build, this is the second time I've done this, but my first attempt was a number of years ago, and I find I have forgotten a lot of it. My box is a dually AMD MP1900, with both scsi and ide drives, my target drive is the ide drive. I was going to use the CD, but because of differences with the current book, I'm planning on using an existing install Mandriva 2008.1 instead. It seems to meet the host requirements outlined in the book. I have a couple of questions regarding sources. The book (current stable version 6.4) calls for;
Glibc (2.8-20080929) (have)
Linux (18.104.22.168) (have)
MPFR (2.3.2) (I can't find this version)
Either because of instructions to use the newer versions of the same series if available, or not being able to find those exact versions, I've have instead/also downloaded these versions;
Is this acceptable, or desirable?, and how does this affect the following patches called for in the book?
Thanks, any insight would be welcome.