Stalled on binutils

Ruben Lopez rl4 at
Wed Mar 31 23:02:22 PST 2004

I am trying to get past the binutils configuration in Chp. 5 of LFS5.1pre1,
and I have tried to build version, (with patch) and
2.14, and I am getting a similar error with each try:


configure:635: checking for makeinfo
configure:681: checking for perl
configure:721: checking host system type
configure:744: checking build system type
configure:770: checking for ar
configure:802: checking for ranlib
configure:871: checking for gcc
configure:950: checking whether we are using GNU C
configure:975: checking whether gcc accepts -g
configure:1007: checking whether gcc and cc understand -c and -o together
configure:1022: gcc -c conftest.c -o conftest.o 1>&5
configure:1023: gcc -c conftest.c -o conftest.o 1>&5
configure:1028: cc -c conftest.c 1>&5
configure:1030: cc -c conftest.c -o conftest.o 1>&5
configure:1031: cc -c conftest.c -o conftest.o 1>&5
configure:1067: checking for POSIXized ISC
configure:1088: checking for working const
configure:1163: checking for inline
configure:1220: checking for a BSD compatible install
configure:1281: checking how to run the C preprocessor
configure:1364: checking for sys/file.h
configure:1374: /lib/cpp  conftest.c >/dev/null 2>conftest.out
configure:1370: sys/file.h: No such file or directory
configure: failed program was:
#line 1369 "configure"
#include "confdefs.h"
#include <sys/file.h>

Since I am seeing this with every version ofr binutils I assume that I have
missed a setting, although I followed and double-checked the environmental
settings. My host is Debian woody r1. Can someone point me in the right
direction to correct this error? 


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