first pass GCC bootstrap problem

Nick Bowes nic_bowes at
Sat Feb 24 06:45:56 PST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Staub" <chris at>
To: "LFS Support List" <lfs-support at>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: first pass GCC bootstrap problem

>> Excellent! did exactly as you said and it's solved the problem. I am
>> however having a hard time deleting the source and build directories.
>> If  I do "rmdir -v --ignore-fail-on-non-empty gcc-build/", it prints
>> "rmdir: removing directory, gcc-build/" but does nothing and returns 
>> to
>> the promt immediatly. Same for the binutils-build. Is there something
>> i'm missing or should this work?
> That's because rmdir only removes empty directories, so it won't 
> remove
> gcc-build if it's not empty...
> --ignore-fail-on-non-empty
>                   ignore each failure that is solely because a 
> directory
>                   is non-empty

Oh ok, you can probably guess I haven't been using linux that long. It 
always seems so obvious when it's pointed out. I feel embarrased now! ;)



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