Psmisc-22.10 broken symlink

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Tue Mar 30 00:47:25 PDT 2010


On 03/30/2010 01:05 AM, Rick Shelton wrote:
> I think I found a little problem with the instructions in the book here.
>
> LFS 6.6
> Ch 6.52. Psmisc-22.10
>
>
> ./configure --prefix=/usr
> make
> make install
> ln -sv killall /bin/pidof
>
> root:/sources/psmisc-22.10# ln -sv killall /bin/pidof
> `/bin/pidof' ->  `killall'
> root:/sources/psmisc-22.10# ls -l /bin/killall
> ls: cannot access /bin/killall: No such file or directory
> root:/sources/psmisc-22.10# file /bin/pidof
> /bin/pidof: broken symbolic link to `killall'
>
>
> The same problem is in the current development version of the book also.
>
> To address the issue, I moved /usr/bin/killall to /bin/ before running
> the link command.
>
>
> ~rick

This is because Psmisc had an "--exec-prefix" option which was removed 
recently - killall *was* installed into /bin, but no longer is. Looks 
like an Errata entry is needed...



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