gawk installation

Laurence Turpin laurie.turpin at
Sat Oct 26 02:54:15 PDT 2002


I am trying to install an LFS 3.3 system using Mandrake 8.2 as the system I
am creating it from. I have managed to get so far and have installed some
packages, but I am stuck with an error I get when trying to install gawk.
The problem occurs when I get to the point where I execute the following:

make install

I get the following error

Making install in awklib
make[1]: Entering directory '/mnt/lfs/usr/src/gawk-3.1.0/awklib'
make[2]: Entering directory '/mnt/lfs/usr/src/gawk-3.1.0/awklib'
/bin/sh ../mkinstalldirs /mnt/lfs/usr/bin/awk
mkdir /mnt/lfs/usr/bin/awk
mkdir: '/mnt/lfs/usr/bin/awk' exists but is not a directory
make[2]: ***[install-libexecPROGRAMS] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/mnt/lfs/usr/src/gawk-3.1.0/awklib'
make[1]: ***[install-am] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/mnt/lfs/usr/src/gawk-3.1.0/awklib'
make: ***[install-recursive] Error 1

If I manually try to create the awk directory I still get the following

mkdir /mnt/lfs/usr/bin/awk
mkdir '/mnt/lfs/usr/bin/awk' exists but is not a directory

can somebody advise me as to why it is failing please

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