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Old 11-06-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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make install problems: ln: creating symbolic link

I tried to install xerces.
The make command was executed correct.
When the make install command was executed, following errors occurred:
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/hxu/EPICS/extensions/src/ChannelArchiver/ThirdParty/xerces-c-src2_4_0/obj'
mkdir -p /usr/local/lib
cp -fp /home/hxu/EPICS/extensions/src/ChannelArchiver/ThirdParty/xerces-c-src2_4_0//lib/ /usr/local/lib
(cd /usr/local/lib; ln -s; ln -s
ln: creating symbolic link `': File exists
ln: creating symbolic link `': File exists
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/hxu/EPICS/extensions/src/ChannelArchiver/ThirdParty/xerces-c-src2_4_0/obj'
make: *** [install] Error 2

I'd like someone to help me solve this question. Thanks!
Old 11-06-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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You already have the files or links /usr/local/lib/ and /usr/local/lib/ so these links can't be made. Figure out where /usr/local/lib/ and /usr/local/lib/ came from. Maybe from a failed install of the package you are currently trying to install?
Old 11-07-2008, 10:19 AM   #3
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I've already solved that problem.
The two files has already existed in /usr/lib.
I deleted these files and made again, it worked.


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