make - no such file or directory

Ken Moffat ken at
Thu Feb 1 13:12:29 PST 2007

On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 01:56:38AM +0800, Aleksandar Adam wrote:
> There is one more interesting thing.
> If I am in folder where man-pages source files reside, there is file README, when I try
> "cat README"
> I got the same output:
> "No such file or directory"
> but README file is in current working directory, and I can see it with "ls".
> Is it the same problem as with "make" (as above)?

 Almost certainly.  I think it's in the FAQ.  What I find odd is
that 'cat' and 'ls' both come from coreutils, so if cat is linked
against a non-existent libc or ld-linux then ls should also fail to

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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