[lfs-support] ln -sv ../usr/bin/cpp /lib

Alexander Kapshuk alexander.kapshuk at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 13:45:05 PDT 2012

Got it. Thanks.

It's relative to /lib, not $LFS/sources/gcc-build as I had thought 

I'll have another look at ln(1).

On 03/21/2012 10:25 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 09:54:18PM +0200, Alexander Kapshuk wrote:
>> (6). While still in $LFS/sources/gcc-build, I ran ln -sv ../usr/bin/cpp
>> /lib; And this is where I found it confusing, ../usr/bin/cpp ==
>> $LFS/sources/usr/bin/cpp; but /usr/bin/cpp isn't found in $LFS/sources.
>> It's found is $LFS/usr/bin/cpp; I thought that ln was supposed to create
>> a link to an existing file whether using an absolute or a relative path;
>> I hope I'm making sense here.
>   The 'ln' command has many different ways of being invoked (see 'man
> ln').  In this case, ../usr/bin/ is relative to /lib/ so we create
> /lib/cpp as a symlink to /usr/bin/cpp.  Similarly, the next
> instruction creates a symlink to /usr/bin/gcc called /usr/bin/cc.
> ĸen

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