Error with Bash static configure

Mark Ellis mark.uzumati at
Tue Jan 7 06:28:49 PST 2003

On 2003.01.07 13:44 Robert Bune wrote:
> I have been a Linux user for about 5 years   but have just decided to
> start getting serious. Linux From Scratch seems the ideal way for me
> to boost by technical understanding of the OS, so a few nights ago I
> downloaded the LFS 4.0 book and started reading.
> I sad to say that I have fallen at the first hurdle, installing the
> static linked version of Bash 2.05a.
> When I run the ./configure command I receive the following error:-
> -bash: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied
> I am using SuSE 8.1 which comes with Bash 2.05b.

Perhaps a silly question, but does /bin/sh exist on your host system ? 
Ideally it should be a symlink to bash, but not being familiar with 
Suse i have no idea if this is the case.

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