Problem with Ncurses-5.4 install

Chris Staub chris at
Mon Jun 12 19:28:47 PDT 2006

Deepak Mishra wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am following LFS V6.1.1 Version and at this point I am trying to
> install Ncurses 5.4.
> I did a ./configure with parameters as listed in the book.
> now i also successfuly did a make
> now when i am trying to do make install i am getting error.
> The install script is trying to make a dir /roots which is already
> present so fails.
> pleasse tell me what should i do. can i comment this line and continue 
> install?
> this is happening at the starting of the script.
> It is trying to create a dir /tools  and then it is again trying to
> create /tools/man and then it fails.
> Please help in this..
> thanks in adv.
> Deepak

Looks like you don't have the /tools symlink, or $LFS/tools isn't owned 
by the LFS user. What is the output of "ls -l /"?

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