Opened 19 years ago

Closed 19 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#1091 closed defect (fixed)


Reported by: spilsnthrils@… Owned by: bdubbs@…
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: trivial Keywords: VERIFIED


Not sure if this is a bug or just a problem with Cdrtools-2.01 and the linux 2.6.9 kernel. Cdrtools-2.01 will not build giving error /usr/bin/ld -lscg can not find file. I did alot of hunting on the internet untill I found the solution. Remove the symlink linux if exists (I added the symlink after building kernel in LFS). I did this and Cdrtools-2.01 built fine. I tried to rebuild with clean source and the linux symlink to recreate the error so I could copy more information but the package built fine??? dont get it. any way might mention in the book about not having a symlink in /usr/src/linux pointing to your kernel sources LINUX-2.6.9 or Cdrtools-2.01 will fail. Thanks for all your work and help. I have been building linux from scratch since book 2.

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Randy McMurchy, 19 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I'm closing this bug as invalid as much as I hate to.

Months ago I asked the LFS folks to put a message in the book to make sure that /usr/src/linux is not created, even though all the kernel source documentation says it should be there.

I was told "to not worry about it, everyone knows you shouldn't have this symlink".

Many packages exhibit this problem if /usr/src/linux exists. IPTables comes to mind. This cannot be addressed in BLFS, therefore I'm closing out the bug.

Especially with cdrtools, where the documentation for "known problems" says to remove the symlink, we simply cannot fix this issue.

comment:2 by LFS-User@…, 19 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

Reopening bug as there should probably be a note on the Cdrtools page that says if /usr/src/linux exists, the build will fail. See

comment:3 by Randy McMurchy, 19 years ago

Milestone: future6.0

comment:4 by bdubbs@…, 19 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to bdubbs@…
Status: reopenednew

comment:5 by bdubbs@…, 19 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Note added.

comment:6 by igor@…, 18 years ago

Keywords: VERIFIED added

comment:7 by (none), 15 years ago

Milestone: 6.0

Milestone 6.0 deleted

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