Starter Problem with Binutils.

spamtrap2 at spamtrap2 at
Sun Feb 6 15:49:12 PST 2005

On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 22:44:30 +0000
Matthew Burgess <matthew at> wrote:

> spamtrap2 at wrote:
> > lfs at 0[binutils-build]$ ../binutils-2.14/configure --prefix=/tools --disable-nls
> > bash: ../binutils-2.14/configure: No such file or directory
> > lfs at 0[binutils-build]$ pwd
> > /mnt/hdb7/build/binutils-build
> > lfs at 0[binutils-build]$ 
> So where is the binutils-2.14 directory then if it's not where it should 
> be?  You did untar the binutils-2.14.tar.gz file didn't you?
> In short:
> cd /mnt/hdb7/build
> tar -xzvf binutils-2.14.tar.gz
> cd binutils-2.14
> mkdir ../binutils-build
> cd ../binutils-build
> ../binutils-2.14/configure --prefix=/tools --disable-nls
> Incidentally, and this isn't meant to sound rude, but you are expected 
> to do a little troubleshooting yourself.  None of your problems so far 
> should be beyond a reasonably experienced Linux user.  There's some 
> prerequisites and useful links listed at 
> Regards,
> Matt.

Did everything as adviced above. The first two lines below are the last two lines of binutils-2.14.tar.bz2 unzipping. Then the pwd command was used to show the present directory path. After that followed all steps as adviced. All output is shared below.

I will check the given site again. I have been a Linux user for 1.5 years now. I am missing something small but vital and hence the problems.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


lfs at 0[build]$ pwd
lfs at 0[build]$ cd binutils-2.14
lfs at 0[binutils-2.14]$ mkdir ../binutils-build
mkdir: Cannot create directory `../binutils-build': Permission denied
lfs at 0[binutils-2.14]$ sudo mkdir ../binutils-build
lfs at 0[binutils-2.14]$ cd ../binutils-build
lfs at 0[binutils-build]$ ../binutils-2.14/configure --prefix=/tools --disable-nls ../binutils-2.14/configure: line 422: ./config.log: Permission denied           lfs at 0[binutils-build]$ 

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