source: final-preps/creatingcrossdir.xml @ 29dec28

Last change on this file since 29dec28 was 9531391, checked in by Jim Gifford <clfs@…>, 17 years ago

r856@server (orig r854): jim | 2005-12-06 15:34:00 -0800

r984@server: jim | 2005-12-06 15:32:19 -0800
Move cross-tools . This will provide a way plan for livecd builds to recover from builds that go wrong.


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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.4//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.4/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-final-preps-creatingcrossdir">
9  <?dbhtml filename="creatingcrossdir.html"?>
10
11  <title>Creating the $LFS/cross-tools Directory</title>
12
13  <para>All programs compiled in <xref linkend="chapter-cross-tools"/> will
14  be installed under <filename class="directory">$LFS/cross-tools</filename>
15  to keep them separate from the host programs. The programs compiled here are
16  cross tools and will not be a part of the final LFS system. By keeping these
17  programs in a separate directory, they can easily be discarded later after
18  their use.</para>
19
20  <para>Create the required directory by running the following as
21  the <systemitem class="username">lfs</systemitem> user:</para>
22
23<screen><userinput>install -d $LFS/cross-tools</userinput></screen>
24
25  <para>The next step is to create a <filename
26  class="symlink">/cross-tools</filename> symlink on the host system.
27  This will point to the newly-created directory in your home directory.
28  Since normal users will not have permissions to write to the root tree,
29  we need to exit the <command>su</command> and run the symlink command as
30  <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>:</para>
31
32<screen><userinput>ln -s $LFS/cross-tools /</userinput></screen>
33
34  <para>The created symlink enables the toolchain to be compiled so that
35  it always refers to <filename class="directory">/cross-tools</filename>,
36  meaning that the compiler, assembler, and linker will be avaialble for
37  use later if some unforseen circumstances happen.</para>
38
39</sect1>
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