source: final-preps/creatingcrossdir.xml @ 3122a12

Last change on this file since 3122a12 was 5cafa13, checked in by Jim Gifford <clfs@…>, 17 years ago

r3222@server (orig r1500): chris | 2006-05-01 14:32:20 -0700
Rewrote the description of why the /cross-tools symlink is created

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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  <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>:</para>
22
23<screen><userinput>install -dv $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 on the LFS partition.
28  Run this command as  <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> as well:</para>
29
30<screen><userinput>ln -sv $LFS/cross-tools /</userinput></screen>
31
32  <para>The symlink isn't technically necessary (though the book's
33  instructions do assume its existence), but is there mainly for
34  consistency (because /tools is also symlinked to $LFS/tools) and to
35  somewhat simplify the installation of the cross-compile tools.</para>
36
37</sect1>
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