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Old 04-14-2004, 08:53 AM   #1
alaios
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stacked at the beginning


Hi there. I have just stacked at the beginning at the chapter 5.
In page 60 i read the following "...we recommend that you build the packages in this chapter as an unprivileged user...."
In page 61 i read the following "...The Binutils documentation recommends building Binutils outside of the source direcotry in a dedicated build directory:
mkdir ../binutils-build
cd ../binutils-build
..."
When i run the mkdir ../binutils-build command i take the following message
"cannot create directory ../binutils-build. Permission denied"
This is true because i don't have the permission to do this. The ../ directory refers to the root directory which is not accessible from the LFS user which i am logged in.
I was thinking if i could use another console in order to log in as root and create this directory but this is not the right method for doing so.
What u suggest me doing? Should i create the directory as an LFS user and where and what its name will be? Or i should create it as root?
Thx for giving me your time
 
Old 04-14-2004, 07:14 PM   #2
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The format of the book is that they assume you have unpacked each source tarball and cd'd into the folder, so you should be inside the binutils-2.14 folder and ../ is /mnt/lfs/sources.
mkdir ../binutils-build
makes the folder /mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-build. You should already have given the user lfs ownership of the /mnt/lfs/sources folder so there should be no problem creating binutils-build. Good luck.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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axa

so i have the following directories...


/mnt/lfs/binutils
/mnt/lfs/binutils-build
i enter the /mnt/lfs/binutils-build directory and i ran the command
../binutils/configure ...mpla mpla
the problem is that make returns error because it doesn't accept relative paths
 
  


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