Trouble w/ sed in Fileutilis Install

Casey Bralla lfs at NerdWorld.org
Tue Nov 27 14:39:31 PST 2001


I realize this is probably a stupid question {"There are not stupid 
questions...  Only stupid people who ask them"} but here goes...

Make bombs compiling fileutils, yielding error 1 and complaining about the 
symbol "atexit".  I presume this is because SuSE 7.2 used a newer version of 
glibc .  Therefore, I used tried the commands listed in the lfs book, namely:


cp lib/Makefile.in lib/Makefile.in.backup &&
sed -e 's/\(.*\)\(fopen-safer\.c \)\\/\1\2atexit.c \\/' \
   -e 's/\(.*\)\(idcache\$U\.\$.*\)\\/\1\2atexit$U.$(OBJEXT) \\/' \
   lib/Makefile.in > lib/Makefile.in~ &&
mv lib/Makefile.in~ lib/Makefile.in


Unfortunately, this bombs with the error "can't read -e: No such file or 
directory"

I'm totally confused by sed, so can somebody give me a clue about how to 
trouble-shoot this error?

TIA
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