BUG: LFS 4.0 dynamic fileutils install instructions

Archaic archaic at comcast.net
Mon Oct 14 21:09:05 PDT 2002

On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 08:57:33PM -0700, John Schmerge wrote:
>   The line 'ln -s ../../bin/install /usr/bin' in the chapter 6 fileutils
> instructions only works if you are building your system in /usr/src or
> some other subdirectory of /usr.

That's not a bug. You are making a symlink in /usr/bin that will point
to (and have the same name as) ../../bin/whatever. This command works
from any directory. if it fails, something else went wrong.

Try this from and directory:

touch /bin/dummyfile &&
ln -s ../../bin/dummyfile /use/bin &&
ls -l /usr/bin/dummyfile

Hope that helps. :)


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