On 02-10-2007 18:45:42 +1000, Matt Michalowski wrote:
> Without a C++ compiler, ncurses and Python will fail to compile during the
> bootstrap. I see a couple of potential options here:
> - The "As prerequisite, you need a GCC compiler" line could clarify that
> you need both gcc and g++ from GCC.
Added this now.
> - Code listings 1.7 & 1.13 could have USE="nocxx" emerge bash / python.
> - Perhaps an instruction or (bootstrap_tree could do this) to:
> $ echo 'sys-libs/ncurses nocxx' >> $EPREFIX/etc/portage/package.use
> $ echo 'dev-lang/python nocxx' >> $EPREFIX/etc/portage/package.use
> with an instruction to clear them later.
I prefer you to do this if you understand the implications of not having
a C++ compiler
> The autoconf-2.13 ebuild has texinfo as a dependency, and will fail to
> emerge unless the system provides makeinfo. I think Code Listing 1.10
> ("emerge --oneshot --nodeps texinfo") should be moved before Code Listing
> 1.8 (emerge autotools).
I think Rabbe's patches basically changed this order.
> Similarly, the libtool ebuild calls automake-wrapper's aclocal, which in
> turn executes gawk. Hence the emerge libtool in Code Listing 1.11 ("emerge
> --oneshot --nodeps libtool") will fail unless the system also provides
> gawk, so perhaps Code Listing 1.15 ("emerge --oneshot gawk") should come
> before this.
Hmmm... a Linux system without gawk? In that case bootstrap gawk
> So apart from these minor hiccups, all went well, great work Fabian.
Gentoo on a different level
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