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Old 02-10-2004, 08:54 PM   #1
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I messed up the perl install -- can I restart?


I'm so upset right now... I got pretty far in the LFS project, I was excited to finally move on to chapter 6 after a full day of compiling, but now I'm in a bind. I unzipped and patched perl, and did a 'chmod u+x hints/linux.sh'. I think this is where I screwed up:

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echo 'static_ext="IO re Fcnt1"' >> hints/linux.sh
./configure.gnu --prefix=/tools
make perl utilities
That bold 1 (one) is supposed to be an l (elle). I got this error after the 'make perl utilities':

Code:
cc: lib/auto/Fcnt1/Fcnt1.a: No such file or directory
make: *** [perl] Error 1
I tried to repeat the process starting from after where I applied the patch, but I still get the same error message. Then I tried a 'make clean' and a './configure.gnu --clean' (I dont think that can be done...) and a few things along those lines and retried again, with the same errors.

My question is, can I get advice on how to correct my mistake, or, is perl even really necessary for the rest of the LFS project? If its not needed I dont mind not adding it so long as it causes no problems. Thanks!

edit...

Sorry, I got it.
Code:
make distclean
worked, I just started over from there. I hate answering my own stuff, sorry people, take it easy.

Last edited by lowpro2k3; 02-10-2004 at 09:04 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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Are you doing lfs-4.1 or lfs-5.0? I was looking through lfs-5.0 and don't see that echo command involved?
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:56 AM   #3
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I got it working, but I'm using LFS 5.0 as well. In chapter 5, the last package to install is Perl-5.8.0. First the book says to unpack the archive then patch it:

"First adapt some hard-wired paths to the C library:"
Code:
patch -Np1 -i ../perl-5.8.0-libc-3.patch
"And make sure some static extensions get built:"
Code:
chmod u+w hints/linux.sh
echo 'static_ext="IO re Fcntl"' >> hints/linux.sh
"Now prepare for the Perl compilation:"
Code:
./configure.gnu --prefix=/tools
"Compile only the required tools"
Code:
make perl utilities
"Then copy these tools and their libraries"
Code:
cp perl pod/pod2man /tools/bin
mkdir -p /tools/lib/perl5/5.8.0
cp -R lib/* /tools/lib/perl5/5.8.0
But like I said after I edited, I did a 'make distclean' then started again and it worked.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:30 AM   #4
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I went back and read the book again and it gave me these instructions about building the static instuctions. I seemed to add an option to ./configure that did the same thing.
Quote:
./configure.gnu --prefix=/tools -Dstatic_ext='IO Fcntl'

The meaning of the configure option:

-Dstatic_ext='IO Fcntl': This tells Perl to build the minimum set of static extensions needed for running the Coreutils test suite in the next chapter.
this is the link I read these on
http://lfs.130th.net/lfs/view/test/

I just realized I have been following the directions from lfs -5.1pre(that is why I thought you were doing it differently. I think I downloaded packages the the 5.0 book reccomended, but was building it as the directions in 5.1pre. It seems to be working o.k.

Last edited by shanenin; 02-11-2004 at 11:36 AM.
 
  


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