A Couple Of Questions
johnlowell at ameritech.net
Sat Nov 16 23:33:08 PST 2002
Following up my "OK, I'm Lost" and "OK, I'm Lost II" threads, I'm happy to
report that I've gotten things untangled and am moving forward once again.
I've encounter a curious development just prior to the bash install which I'd
appreciate having explained. Additionally, there is the an error on which
guidance will be needed.
First, at the point "Install all software as an unprivileged user", I create
the new lfs user as root and give this new user appropriate permissions
regarding the $LFS/static directory. I logon as lfs and attempt to create the
variables as indicated:
[lfs at PEER3 lfs]$ cat > ~/.bash_profile << "EOF"
>export LFS LC_ALL CC
At this point, after hitting Enter so as to type
as instructed and to complete the command, I get back
[lfs at PEER3 lfs]$
as I'd expected. Being uncertain how to proceed, it seemed to me I had nothing
to lose by entering sourse ~/.bash_profile at the prompt and attempting to
continue. Have I erred in doing things this way?
Anyway, I went on to the installation of Bash-2.05a without complaint from the
system. I'm using Mandrake 9.0 as the mother distro and it supplies
/usr/lib/libncurses.a but not /user/lib/libcurses.a. Since both of the above
files were not missing, the subsequent instruction to install the Ncurses
development pachage had no meaning. But to be safe, since
/user/lib/libcurses.a was not present, I created the symlink suggested,
ln -s libncurses.a /usr/lib/libcurses.a
I next attempted the Bash install with
./configure --enable-static-link \
--prefix+$LFS/static --with-curses &&
and got back
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
What's happening here, why do we come to a stop at this point?
Your help is solicited.
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