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Next step is the base:
I will build it like this:
R acl 2.2.51
R/U procps-3.2.8(-ng-3.3.9) with newest psmisc-20.22
R net-tools-1.60.20120726git altough this might be replaced by inetutils
R openssl-1.0.1f and openssl-solibs
R gamin again
R sysvinit-functions and salix 14.1 scripts. The scripts are built with SLKBUILD.
@tuxbg, could you provide me your slackbuilds for texinfo-5 and readline-6. Did you try make-4? Any difficulties you ran into with those?
What version of libtermcap are you using? It's a very old package and altering some Makefiles for the programs that depends on it by using ncurses version could make it no longer needed.
Last edited by hendrickxm; 04-10-2014 at 02:58 AM.
I created the symlink because when I was compiling bash, it spewed an error when libreadline.so.5 was not found.
I continued to patch.
I kept kbd-1.5.3 because later versions require libpam-devel.
Tomorrow I will continue and hope to finish rebuilding all base packages. After that it's up to Xorg-1.15.
I will finish my base packages today. I am up to iptables.
I forgot libnfnetlink, I will document my steps more detailed later on.
EDIT: finished base, other updates:
I use salix sysvinit-scripts.
Also, I use linux-libre 3.12.16, I used the buildscript from freeslack with 3.12 testing config. If anyone is interested in the package, it is build on a standard slackware install and can be used without updating the toolchain.
To rebuild grub I needed a few hard to find patches. Most stuff is quite trivial to edit and rebuild.
Last edited by hendrickxm; 04-13-2014 at 01:15 PM.
Xorg is updated to 1.15 as well. I forgot a few packages and my xserver failed because of icu4c. I had upgraded to the latest icu4c but there are some packages that I need to rebuild so I rebuild 51.2 instead. I am going to start on the long list, fix up some stuff and trim down the installation.
After upgrading xorg-1.15 but not every package on my system, some programs crashed more then I liked.
So I restarted the rebuild but this time more thorough.
So, this time... U means I upgraded the package and R means I have rebuild the slackware version or if rebuild after update, it's that version ofcourse.
ln -s libmpc.so.3 libmpc.so.2
ln -s libncurses.so.5 libtermcap.so.2
R procps with U psmisc-22.21
ln -s libreadline.so.6 libreadline.so.5
R openssl and openssl-solibs
U gettext and gettext-tools-0.18.3.2
R sysvinint functions and salix-scripts
Well, the LFS to slackware did not really work out. It kept freezing once I got to compiling binutils in chapter 6. I use the same slackbuilds as on my updated box.
I used binutils for linux and saw that there is an updated version 2.24.X. Next rebuild will use this one.
So I made some progress. After trying to upgrade binutils for linux (22.214.171.124.3) I got errors when trying to rebuild oprofile. Found out that the problem had to do with libiberty.a not being installed.
Found some patches and extra configure flags I did not try because I found a workaround.
Before installing the newly build binutils, I copied the /usr/lib64/libiberty.a file to some other location and after the upgrade, put it back. I am buidling gcc and probably I am not going to rebuild binutils, oprofile, gmp, mpfr, libmpc and gcc again just to see what extra flags and patches are needed.
So I did rebuild binutils-126.96.36.199.3 with the patch and --enable-install-libiberty flag before gcc. I will use the flags tuxbg suggests for gcc. On my core2 laptop the building is a lot faster then on my E-350 AMD testbox.
@tuxbg, can you provide more info on your rebuilding process. I read you use a hostsystem. Do you bootstrap, use a temporary toolchain?