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Old 11-12-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
spartanM19SSM
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Not really "Linux From Scratch" but a linux distro from nothing....need some help


I didnt like the method used in LFS so i decided to kinda wing it.
I am trying to install coreutils in a dir called /wolflinux (where the distro will eventually be installed)
i did
Code:
CFLAGS="-static" ./configure --bindir=/bin --sysconfdir=/etc --infodir=/usr/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --libdir=/usr/lib --disable-shared
to configure coreutils
and then did
Code:
make
that gave me this error:
Code:
In file included from /usr/include/bits/sigcontext.h:28,
                 from /usr/include/signal.h:333,
                 from sig2str.c:26:
/usr/include/asm/sigcontext.h:79: error: syntax error before '*' token
/usr/include/asm/sigcontext.h:82: error: syntax error before '}' token
make[3]: *** [sig2str.o] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/wolflinux/coreutils-5.93/lib'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/wolflinux/coreutils-5.93/lib'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/wolflinux/coreutils-5.93'
make: *** [all] Error 2
i can compile other software fine, but not coreutils
if anybody could tell me why its not working and / or guide me in the right direction
please tell me
 
Old 11-12-2005, 10:26 PM   #2
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Re: Not really "Linux From Scratch" but a linux distro from nothing....need some help

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Originally posted by spartanM19SSM
I didnt like the method used in LFS
why not?? LFS has been tested and tested again and then re-tested...........there is nothing wrong with the way the LFS people wrote the book! So if you can't follow the book and then run into problems...
...We can't really help since you caused your own problems.........
 
Old 11-13-2005, 12:36 AM   #3
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you're right, i caused my own problems...but isnt this still a community where people help eachother?
you're also right, the LFS method would work if i wanted to follow strict guidlines to what to do, and end up with EXACTLY what someone else has...i dont want that
i figured out the problem and i fixed it anyway
-zach
p.s. mods u can delete this post if u want to
 
Old 11-13-2005, 04:55 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by spartanM19SSM
you're right, i caused my own problems...but isnt this still a community where people help eachother?
you're also right, the LFS method would work if i wanted to follow strict guidlines to what to do, and end up with EXACTLY what someone else has...i dont want that
i figured out the problem and i fixed it anyway
-zach
p.s. mods u can delete this post if u want to
Not in the LFS thread.

Post it somewhere else like the Software thread
 
Old 11-13-2005, 05:05 AM   #5
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No, we don't delete posts. I have moved this to Linux-Distributions.
 
  


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