BASH-2.05a Configure Errors

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Mar 26 08:10:44 PST 2002

On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 02:02:30AM -0800, Jeff Harris wrote:
> Root can untar and configure successfully both in the /tmp and $LFS
> mounts. The lfs user can untar successfully, but not configure.
> By using checkpoints, I've determined the first error is reported at line
> 781: "cat >&5 <<EOF". For some reason, this system doesn't like writing
> to the file. I tried it straight to the shell and still errored.
> I don't see any aliases with the cat. `which cat` gives me `/bin/cat`. My
> ulimit -a shows that I can have 1024 open files. I can open any of them,
> but I can't write to them.

cd to the bash-2.05a directory (as user lfs) and run this:
	touch testfile

If it fails, run this:
	ls -ld .

The directory should be owned by user 'lfs' and have mode 755 or something
like that.

Gerard Beekmans

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