installing binutils

S. Anthony Sequeira tony at sequeira.com
Sat Jan 10 08:38:40 PST 2004


On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 17:22:21 +0100, Allard Welter penned:

> On Saturday 10 January 2004 16:12, Daniel Díaz wrote:
>> On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 09:02, Allard Welter wrote:
>> > On Saturday 10 January 2004 14:56, Trapp wrote:
>> > > Hi
>> > > 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?
>> >

[...]

> And " --prefix" (with a space at the beginning) is of course not a valid
> option, so configure is going to it's default which seems to be to
> interpret any non-valid options as the host-type.

No, space is just that, white space, all the '\' is doing is telling the
shell to interpret the next character literally.  so the --prefix is
perfectly valid in this context.  The error is due to something else
entirely.

> 
> Thanks for pointing this out to me.
> 
> Allard

-- 
Tony




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