6.15. Coreutils-8.12

The Coreutils package contains utilities for showing and setting the basic system characteristics.

6.15.1. Installation of Coreutils

The following command updates the timestamps on the uname and hostname man pages so that the Makefile does not attempt to regenerate them:

touch man/uname.1 man/hostname.1

Configure can not properly determine how to get free space when cross-compiling - as a result, the df program will not be built. Add the following entries to config.cache to correct this, and fix various cross-compiling issues:

cat > config.cache << EOF

Prepare Coreutils for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/tools \
    --build=${CLFS_HOST} --host=${CLFS_TARGET} \
    --enable-install-program=hostname --cache-file=config.cache

Compile the package:


Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 10.23.2, “Contents of Coreutils.”