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LFS is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.


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Old 03-22-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy stuck at step 5.6 & 5.7

I am newbie to LFS and have some problems with that. I follow the instructions in LFS Book 6.6 and install it on my kubuntu 9.10 (running on vmware workstation) I downloaded the packages and patches from this link:
until installing gcc on chapter 5 every thing is OK but i didn't understand steps 5.6 & 5.7 very well.
here what i did for step 5.6 (install kernel headers):
1- lfs@kubuntu:/mnt/lfs/sources$ tar -jxvf linux- <= produced error on extracting some files so I copied this file to /usr/src on my host system and switched to root user then:
2- root@kubuntu:/usr/src# tar -jxvf linux- <= successfull
3- root@kubuntu:/usr/src# cd linux-
4- follow the book instruction and all successfull
is this right?

for step 5.7 (Installation of Glibc):
1- lfs@kubuntu:/mnt/lfs/sources$ tar -jxvf glibc-2.11.1.tar.bz2 <= extract some files then produced lot of error like this : tar [filename] : cannot open: No such file or directory for other files
switchiing to root user doesn't solve this problem:
1- root@kubuntu:/mnt/lfs/sources# tar -jxvf glibc-2.11.1.tar.bz2 <= same errors again
what can i do now?
please help!thanks!
Old 03-23-2010, 01:45 PM   #2
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did you alternativly try
bzip2 -d linux-
From the man-page for tar:
-j, --bzip2
filter archive through bzip2, use to decompress .bz2 files.
WARNING: some previous versions of tar used option -I to filter
through bzip2. When writing scripts, use --bzip2 instead of -j
so that both older and newer tar versions will work.
Cannot really say without the exact error message. Could be also a permission problem. Could be also a problem that has to do with VMware. Could be a problem with Ubuntu. Could be ....

As you can see, there are many possible error sources. It might be best to install LFS on a dedicated Linux-partition. If possible use the LFS liveCD as building host. Then you won't need to install a 'regular' Linux OS first.
Old 03-23-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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Thanks from your reply.
I find the source of this problem: the LFS partition didn't have free space for new files!
I created 2GB ext3 partition for lfs and untarred binutils & gcc packages on it and didn't remove them after "make install"
after extending this partition to 3GB, the problem solved!


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