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Old 03-14-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Angry make install fails for patch-2.6.1

Hi all,

I have tried LFS before and failed for a variety of reasons, but I am persistant.
My problem may well be connected to the fact that my laptop had a problem returning from hibernation and did a full restart. When I fired up a terminal, although $LFS was still set to /mnt/lfs, and lfs user and group still existed, when I did ls against $LFS as user lfs it was empty (I had previously built up to 5.27 Make-3.82).
In Nautilus I found sources and tools directories and so copied them as root in the terminal to $LFS (/mnt/lfs). I then switched to user lfs and tried to build patch-2.6.1. Configure was fine, make was fine, make check had no errors, all passes, but when I did make install I got the following:

lfs@phoenix /mnt/lfs/sources/patch-2.6.1 $ make install
/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /tools/bin /tools/share/man/man1
/tools/bin/install -c src/patch /tools/bin/`echo patch | sed 's,x,x,'`
/tools/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/tools/bin/patch': Permission denied
make: *** [install] Error 1

It looks like a permissions error, but the 3 previous steps, configure and make and make check, all worked fine.

I am building LFS 7.1 and using linux mint lisa.

Hope someone can help, otherwise I will have to start from scratch (sorry for the pun).

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!st is it possible to stop your machine from going into hibernate? either in the bios or settings in mint.

2nd as it rebooted maybe you should of remounted everything. As per book
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Hi jackplughd,

Both points mentioned by spiky0011 are also valid. Have a look at the mount commands first, it might be that all is still there but not yet mounted (re-visit chapter 2 and only execute the mount command(s)).

If that doesn't solve the problem:

You mention copying files as root user, which might be a (big?) problem. All of chapter 5 is done as user lfs, which explains the permission denied messages when trying to install them.

You might try setting the permissions for all in $LFS to lfs/lfs. I'm not 100% sure that this will solve the permission denied errors, I would personally start from scratch. If you do want ti give it a try (as root user):
$ cd $LFS
chown -R lfs:lfs *
Hope this helps.
Old 03-15-2012, 05:06 AM   #4
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make install fails for patch-2.6.1 SOLVED


Thanks for the replies.

Spikey0011: I could disable hibernation but would prefer not to. Up until this point my machine had hibernated a number of times and not had a problem when I came to resume the LFS build. However if this problem reoccurs then I will certainly go with your suggestion.
I followed your suggestion or remounting but don't really know whether this contributed to the solution, but it can't have hurt.

druuna: I went with your suggestion of globally changing the file permissions, and re ran make install. It worked fine this time.

Thanks again for all the help people. I am sure to need more help along the way, so see you later.



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