Cameron Hooper cameron at
Wed Oct 17 19:33:12 PDT 2001

On Sunday 14 October 2001 10:50 am, you wrote:
> Cameron Hooper wrote:

> >
> > The problem has resolved itself. There was nothing wrong with the
> > unpacking. After many fruitless hours I decided to try again after
> > logging in as root, rather than just using 'su'. As soon as I did that
> > the problem went away and I now have a brand new LFS Linux installation
> > on my machine.
> When you use `su', do you use the `-' option? (Like `su -'.) The dash
> starts a login shell, as if you logged in from the console. Without
> it the environment and a few other things aren't changed which will
> cause problems.
Ah ha!

I did not use the `-' option. I followed your suggestion and have not 
encountered any further problems. I haven't recompiled binutils, but I've 
been messing with ghostscript using su - and so far so good. Thanks for your 

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