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Old 08-28-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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LFS 5.1.1 - Can't install binutils-2.14

I'm trying to install LFS 5.1.1 from Debian 3.0r1.

I've built binutils-2.14 according to the instructions in the book, but when I run the last command (make install) I get the following output:

/bin/sh ../binutils-2.14/mkinstallers /tools /tools

mkdir /tools
mkdir /tools
make: *** [installdirs] Error 1

Any ideas? I recursively chmoded everything in the binutils-2.14 and binutils-build directories to 777 to give full access for everyone before unpacking the .tar file.

I know it's noob question, but I figured I'd rather learn linux from the bottom up instead of starting with a ready-made distro that does all the hard work for me and installs like Windows.

I checked in / and I have the link /tools that points to /lfs/tools

Everything's permission 777 (-rwxrwxrwx) in the /lfs/sources directory

Last edited by ginobili_20; 08-28-2004 at 07:24 PM.
Old 08-29-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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My advice...

Start again.

Read a whole chapter.

Read a page

Read a line

Check the line

Type the line

Read the line again

Check the line

Execute it the line

Read next line

Check next line etc etc etc

Seriously, double check EVERYTHING and do everything EXACTLY as written the first time you build LFS. An apparently small thing left out may cause the whole thing to fail... like 2 days later.
Old 08-30-2004, 03:01 PM   #3
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Wise words. But I would add one thing. If you type the words it's possible you may make an error that could be avoided if you use copy and paste from your browser.


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