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Old 04-18-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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5.3.1. Installation of Binutils

Hi, I am stuck on this part for Constructing a Temporary System from what I gather, these are the steps I am to take, if someone could let me know if this is correct or not.

1. unpack Binutils-2.17 (in the sources directory)
2. cd binutils-2.17
3. run patch (if there is one)
4. mkdir -v ../binutils-build (from within the binutils source directory)
5. cd ../binutils-build

from this point this is where I do the build.

once done with the build is the point that I nuke the source directory and the build dirctory unless specified to not or should I wait to remove them after all the builds?

Any guidance would be great.

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You should delete them sometime before you build binutils (or other package) later in the book. Generally I delete them as soon as I've installed the package.
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thanks for that.

one other question after I ran the make command for binutils and the make install

at the end it gave me an output of:

make[3] nothing to be done for 'install'
make[3] leaving directory 'mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build/libiberty/testsuite'
make [2] leaving directory 'mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build/libiberty/
make [1] nothing to be done for 'install-target'
make [1] leaving directory 'mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build

is this ok, or did the install not go right


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