installing binutils

Trapp joost.peters at pandora.be
Sun Jan 11 02:01:43 PST 2004


great it works now
thank you guys for the clarification
was gonna make that mistake alot if I didn't know what the \ meant. ;-)


"Allard Welter" <allard at nospam.nl> schreef in bericht
news:200401101602.54369.allard at nospam.nl...
> 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?
> >
> > Appreciate the help ;-)
>
> Howdy,
>
> 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$
>
> 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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