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Old 03-30-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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gcc configure error

I know someone else posted this last October, but there was no response, and hopefully a few more gurus are watching this forum now.

I'm using the LFS book with the 2.6.4 kernel hints, and I am getting an error when I try and configure gcc 3.3.3 (binutils is

"cannot determine a size for short"

Does anyone know the solution for this error?
Old 03-31-2004, 08:43 AM   #2
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what chapter are you on??
is this the 1st or 2nd pass of Gcc??
can you reproduce the error consistently??
can you post the whole error message??
Old 03-31-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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Gcc isn't the worst of your problems if you're trying to build on the 2.6 kernel headers. E2fsprogs and util-linux need serious wrangling to get past and as they deal the hard drive you're putting your whole system at risk so make sure you've got everything backed up...


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