Fail to create 'binutils-build' directory

Stephen Liu satimis at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 29 00:00:04 PDT 2005


Hi Jim,

Tks for your advice.

- snip -

> You have to change your permissions as the root
> user, once you do that 
> everything will work the way it should.

I tried following steps before posting

[satimis at localhost ~]$ su -
Password:  (entered host FC3 root password)
[root at localhost ~]# su - lfs
lfs:~$ echo $LFS
/mnt/lfs
lfs:~$ mkdir ../binuils-build
mkdir: cannot create directory `../binuils-build':
Permission denied


lfs:~$ su
Password: (entered LFS root password)
su: incorrect password
lfs:~$ su -
Password: (entered LFS root password)
su: incorrect password
lfs:~$ su
Password: (entered host FC3 password)
root:/home/lfs#

At this point I hesitated to proceed.  Whether it
referred to host FC3 /home/lfs

Because I found
# ls -al /home/lfs/
total 36
drwx------  2 lfs  lfs  4096 Jun 29 13:17 .
drwxr-xr-x  6 root root 4096 Jun 28 17:13 ..
-rw-------  1 lfs  lfs   622 Jun 29 13:17
.bash_history
-rw-r--r--  1 lfs  lfs    59 Jun 28 18:37
.bash_profile
-rw-r--r--  1 lfs  lfs    96 Jun 28 23:27 .bashrc

There was a directory /home/lfs created on the host
FC3 with 3 hidden files there, namely;
.bash_history
.bash_profile
.bashrc

B.R.
Stephen



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