Capter 6 typo??? minor book error

DJ Lucas dj_me at
Mon Jun 17 14:18:43 PDT 2002

Okay, Timithoy,

just for curiosity's sake, I'm not quite understanding this..well better yet
I think I am, but not quite sure.  Is the link relative to the target's
location ie in /etc (where localtime is)? and is that specific to a switch
or is that with any ln?


D.J. Lucas

"Timothy Bauscher" <timothy at> wrote in message
news:20020617203946.GD20018 at shadowfax...
> On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 02:59:18PM -0500, DJ Lucas wrote:
> > End of chapter 6 when creating the localtime symlink,  says
> > "ln -sf ../usr...." which is all fine and dandy if you in the /etc dir.
> It works regardless.
> > But no "cd" is included so, if like me, you were still in the extract
> > dir of lfs-bootscripts while creating the scripts, the symlink does
> > not work.  I don't know if it actually works or not,
> :)
> > I caught it
> > before I tried it, but I'm assuming.  Either way this should be
> > fixed IMO.
> I "fixed" it once, and was smacked in the head for
> doing so. I can say that the syntax is correct. This
> is a relative link. While you won't be able to do the
> tab completion while typing out the relative path
> (unless you are one directory below /), it does work
> and is most appropriate.
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