allard at nospam.nl
Sat Jan 10 07:02:54 PST 2004
On Saturday 10 January 2004 14:56, Trapp wrote:
> I'm trying to install binutils but when I do
> configure \ --prefix=/tools --disable-nls
> It gives me the error: configure: warning: --prefix=/tools: invalid
> host type
> Any idea what the problem is?
> Appreciate the help ;-)
It is because of the way you are entering the command. the \ means continue on
the next line. configure is now assuming --prefix=/tools is something besides
an option flag.
Enter the command as follows:
configure --prefix=/tools --disable-nls
To clarify the backslash try the following:
you$ ls \ /
ls: /: No such file or directory
you$ ls \
bin dev home lost+found opt root tmp var
boot etc lib mnt proc sbin usr
You will notice that after entering a command ending with \ bash will show you
a '>' prompt for further input. The '\' is predominantly used in scripts to
make them more readable.
Regards - Allard.
allard at quicknet.nl
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