problem concerning gcc

Scott harview at
Thu Jan 15 06:15:45 PST 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 01:50:24AM +0800, mobile Parmenides wrote:
> Hi
>     I am reading stable lfs book of 6.3 version. On page 96, I'm
> puzzled to the following two commands:
>                       ln -sv ../usr/bin/cpp /lib
>                       ln -sv gcc /usr/bin/cc

The 'target' of ln -s needn't actually exist, it is just a name. Try,

   $ mkdir test && cd test
   $ ln -sv bar foo
       'foo' -> 'bar'
   $ cat foo
       cat: foo: No such file or directory
   $ echo "hello" >bar
   $ cat foo

Then, RTFM.

Scott Swanson

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