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Old 04-23-2008, 05:38 AM   #1
AlexElther
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another binutils error


Hi all,

I am trying to install binutils but I keep getting an error during make.

"checking lfs output file root... configure: error: cannot find output from /mnt/lfs; giving up
make[1]: *** [configure-binutils] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build'
make: *** [all] Error 2"

can anyone help?
I am relatively new to this and have been trying to get this running from more than a week now.

I am using the lfsLiveCD x86 6.3 r2160.
I am running running it under VMWare in Ubuntu, if that helps.
I have tried to follow the book to the letter, but I can't help thinking I have missed something - or maybe miss-typed something.

Please help

Thanks
Alex
 
Old 04-23-2008, 08:48 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by AlexElther View Post
Hi all,

I am trying to install binutils but I keep getting an error during make.

"checking lfs output file root... configure: error: cannot find output from /mnt/lfs; giving up
make[1]: *** [configure-binutils] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build'
make: *** [all] Error 2"

can anyone help?
I am relatively new to this and have been trying to get this running from more than a week now.

I am using the lfsLiveCD x86 6.3 r2160.
I am running running it under VMWare in Ubuntu, if that helps.
I have tried to follow the book to the letter, but I can't help thinking I have missed something - or maybe miss-typed something.

Please help

Thanks
Alex
Try building it in /mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-2.17 dir. It worked for me
 
Old 04-24-2008, 12:16 AM   #3
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I have just tried that, and it is giving me the same error.
I have also tried starting again from scratch and am getting the same error.

I did try using an older build of the liveCD which had binutils-2.16.1 on it and this worked fine - however when I tried to install gcc from that build it would not work - so I really am stuck now.

I have also tried building lfs on another partition from within ubuntu but I am getting the same error, so I dont think it is VMWare.

Anyone got any other ideas?
 
Old 04-24-2008, 01:16 AM   #4
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Done it!

I have been trying to be too clever and ended up being a bit simple.

I was calling my build LEX instead of LFS to try and make it 'my own'

It turns out there is a part of binutils called lex too and this was causing the error.

Oh well, thanks for the help though!

I'll try and finihs it now and stop being so "clever"

Alex
 
  


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