Andrew Benton b3nton at
Thu Jan 7 04:37:16 PST 2010

On 07/01/10 03:40, Hamish West wrote:
> Ok, my problem is, When I type in this command:
> mkdir -v ../binutils-build
> cd ../binutils-build
> Found on page:36 of LFS version:3.6 I get this message in return:
> lfs at WestNotebook:~$ mkdir -v ../binutils-build
> mkdir: cannot create directory `../binutils-build': Permission denied
> lfs at WestNotebook:~$ cd ../binutils-build
> bash: cd: ../binutils-build: No such file or directory

The general procedure for LFS is to untar the sources for the package, 
cd into the directory you've just created and then run the commands on 
the page. If you don't start in the binutils source then you won't have 
permission to create ../binutils-build.


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