gawk installation

Rui Ferreira ruifmferreira at
Sat Oct 26 03:30:36 PDT 2002

From: "Laurence Turpin" <laurie.turpin at>
To: <lfs-support at>
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2002 10:54 AM
Subject: gawk installation

> hi,
> I am trying to install an LFS 3.3 system using Mandrake 8.2 as the system I

Been there, done that;

> 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

Yes. Happened to me also. For me, it was a typo in the sed command.

rm /mnt/lfs/usr/bin/awk

But what we want is not a directory called awk, but a symlink to gawk.
Do the rm anyway and recheck your spelling in the sed command.

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