unterminated 's' when compiling binutils

Charles Law charlielaw at luxsci.net
Tue Feb 1 17:06:55 PST 2005

>>Hello all, I'm trying to get LFS stable to work on my laptop.  I started 
>> with a SuSE 9.1 Professional host system and have moved to using the 
>> live CD.  My problem comes when running configure on binutils.  I 
>> receive an unterminated 's' statement and it generates a blank 
>> makefile.  I've done some research online and come to find that the 
>> problem is generally sed, and that updating it helps.

The book says to type:

 ../binutils- --prefix=/tools \

Instead, omit the "\" slash and just put everything on a single line.

This worked for me.

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