why do i have to link /

Kunal Shah kunalv.shah at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 17:41:45 PST 2004


Sorry about the previous post.

I found the problem. I was already having a directory /tools . That is
why it was giving problem

however the directory was empty, i deleted it. Now i can do 

ln -s /lfs/tools /



On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 20:25:05 -0500, Kunal Shah <kunalv.shah at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi There,
> 
> I am trying to build Linux system using LFS version 6.0 on fedora core 3
> 
> I have downloaded all the packages however i do not understand why do i need to
> ln -s $LFS/tools / ?
> 
> I did
> 
> export LFS=/mnt/lfs
> 
> then I gave lfs user and lfs group all the ownership of /mnt/lfs -
> recursive so that they can have hold on all the subdirectories.
> 
> but when i do
> 
> ln -s $LFS/tools /
> 
> It gives me error.
> 
> One more thing, how can link / to $LFS/tools, will it not crash my
> existing fedora system ?
> 
> [kunalshah at directoryserver boot]$ sudo su -
> Password:
> [root at directoryserver ~]# ln -s /lfs/tools/ /
> ln: `//tools': cannot overwrite directory
> 
> Any hints please?
> 
> Thanks for your help in advanced.
> 
> -Kunal
>



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