upgrading glibc?

Ken Moffat ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Aug 24 13:04:59 PDT 2005

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Douglas J Hunley wrote:

> OK, so how does one upgrade an LFS system? Is it as 'simple' as 
> creating /lfs on the system, doing the build chrooted there, and then 
> going to single user mode and moving everything from /lfs/* to / ?

  Same as with any other host, i.e. use a spare partition.  For many 
people, the spare partition will be the one which held the host from 
which they built lfs the first time.  From a host running a 2.4 kernel, 
also upgrade to a 2.6 kernel before you start the build (for preference 
compile everything in, otherwise you'll have to build module-init-tools 
with the compatability step).

  I sense that you don't have a spare partition.  In times past I've done 
a "side-by-side" install, but it can get very messy and increases the 
risk of screwing everything.  If you can do a bare-metal recovery, 
repartitioning might be in order.

  das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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