5.3.1. Installation of Binutils

GMail rportermail at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 08:31:13 PST 2008


What Pete said, however I must have missed the same section as did you.

Being a linux noob, I thought I was following the install doc verbatim.
It kind of expects you to understand more than some might.
I'm a 25 year computer geek and still struggled with it for the first  
dozen packages.  Then the light bulb went on...

On Nov 8, 2008, at 7:09 AM, Peter Dickinson wrote:

> I think the problem might be that you are using the incorrect working
> directory. You are in /mnt/lfs when you should be in
> /mnt/lfs/sources/binutils-2.17
> The lfs user doesn't have full permissions in /mnt/lfs because that
> directory is owned by root. So the error message is caused by the fact
> that you (as lfs) are trying to create a new subdirectory under a
> directory that lfs doesn't have write permission in.
> But I think the real problem is that you need to untar the binutils
> archive into the /mnt/lfs/sources directory. In section 4.3 you'll  
> have
> issued the command:
> chown -v lfs $LFS/sources
> This command makes the lfs user the owner of /mnt/lfs/sources and  
> allows
> you to create subdirectories under it as the lfs user.
> If you copy the binutils-2.17.tar.bz2 file into $LFS/sources and then
> untar it there, it will create the binutils-2.17 directory under
> /mnt/lfs/sources. Then cd into the new directory, and try issuing the
> commands again. That worked for me.
> Section 5.1 of the book has a couple of boxes marked "important" that
> relate to this process.
> Adrian Fisher wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I am trying my hand at creating my own LFS installation but seem to  
>> have
>> stumbled across a problem.  When I type in:
>> 	mkdir -v ../binutils-build
>> 	cd ../binutils-build
>> as directed by the manual I am told
>>    mkdir: cannot create directory './binutils-build': Permission  
>> denied
>>    lfs:/mnt/lfs$
>> I realise the second line of this message shows the user I am  
>> logged in
>> as and the current working directory but don't know why I cannot  
>> create
>> the directory as I have followed everything to the letter up to  
>> this point.
>> What must I do to resolve this?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> A.
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