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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.

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Old 08-30-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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Will compiling LFS on an 64 bit distro build an 64 bit LFS?


Simple question really, but one im yet to find answers to.

All in the title really, but essentially will compiling on a 64bit distro produce a 64bit LFS? Or will I have to go for the CLFS approach?
 
Old 08-31-2007, 06:09 AM   #2
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The easiest would be to go with CLFS. There are some packages that have configure options specific to 64-bit (binutils comes to mind). Plus, you're using a multilib platform you really should have a multilib OS. "Pure" 64-bit OS have idiosyncrasies that will popup from time to time with packages after the base system is built.

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Old 08-31-2007, 08:28 AM   #3
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Right...

So the CLFS approach it is, will BLFS work as normal after it is built or will things have to be modified for 64 bit??
 
Old 08-31-2007, 09:00 AM   #4
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BLFS might work, but your safer using CBLFS http://cblfs.cross-lfs.org/index.php/Main_Page. There are things like patches and seds required for some packages to build and install correctly on a 64-bit platform.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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Aha!

That should keep me occupied for some time now, thanks for the info!
 
  


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