Bash error

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Jun 7 09:29:37 PDT 2000

> /tam/usr/src/glibc-build (0 Mb)# CC=/usr/local/gcc2952/bin/gcc\
> > ../glibc-2.1.3/configure --prefix=/usr --enable-add-ons
> bash: --prefix=/usr: No such file or directory

There are a few problems with glibc-2.1.3 and bash-2.04. Glibc breaks
POSIX standards regarding variable names (it uses underscores whereas
they are illegal. Or were it dashes. Either way it breaks some standard
and bash-2.04 starts complaining about it since it's aware of those
POSIX rules). The above error isn't related to this glibc-2.1.3 problem,
but even if you were to solve the bash --prefix=/usr error, you will get
into compilation problems later.

You'll have to install bash-2.03 or older (in say /usr/local/bash203) on
your normal system, start that shell (/usr/local/bash203/bin/bash) and
then run glibc's installation commands.

Gerard Beekmans

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