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r1116@server (orig r1114): chris | 2006-01-30 22:35:31 -0800
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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  "" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
8<sect1 id="ch-final-preps-creatingtoolsdir">
9  <?dbhtml filename="creatingtoolsdir.html"?>
11  <title>Creating the $LFS/tools Directory</title>
13  <para>All programs compiled in <xref linkend="chapter-temp-system"/>
14  will be installed under <filename class="directory">$LFS/tools</filename>
15  to keep them separate from the programs compiled in <xref
16  linkend="chapter-building-system"/>. The programs compiled here are
17  temporary tools and will not be a part of the final LFS system. By keeping
18  these programs in a separate directory, they can easily be discarded later
19  after their use. This also prevents these programs from ending up in the
20  host production directories (easy to do by accident in <xref
21  linkend="chapter-temp-system"/>).</para>
23  <para>Create the required directory by running the following as
24  <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>:</para>
26<screen><userinput>install -dv $LFS/tools</userinput></screen>
28  <para>The next step is to create a <filename class="symlink">/tools</filename>
29  symlink on the host system. This will point to the newly-created directory
30  on the LFS partition. Run this command as <systemitem
31  class="username">root</systemitem> as well:</para>
33<screen><userinput>ln -sv $LFS/tools /</userinput></screen>
35  <note>
36    <para>The above command is correct. The <command>ln</command> command
37    has a few syntactic variations, so be sure to check <command>info
38    coreutils ln</command> and <filename>ln(1)</filename> before reporting
39    what you may think is an error.</para>
40  </note>
42  <para>The created symlink enables the toolchain to be compiled so that
43  it always refers to <filename class="directory">/tools</filename>,
44  meaning that the compiler, assembler, and linker will work. This will
45  provide a common place for our temporary tools system.</para>
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