permission denied error

Ken Moffat ken at
Sun May 30 05:05:51 PDT 2004

On Sun, 30 May 2004, Keith Antoine wrote:

> Matthew Burgess wrote:
> >On Sun, 30 May 2004 18:23:32 +1000
> >Keith Antoine <kantoine at> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >>I made the same error and it took quite a while to work out as the
> >>book is not 'specific' as to where
> >>one should be when you issue the commands.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Errr, yes it is -
> >
> >
> >---
> >Before issuing the build instructions for a package, you are expected to
> >have already unpacked it (explained shortly) as user lfs, and to have
> >performed a cd into the created directory. The build instructions assume
> >that you are using the bash shell.
> >---

> Yes I did read that and as I was sued in and therefore in /home/lfs it
> took a while to realise that I was supposed
> to have issued a cd to /mnt/lfs/source/xxx. I was concentrating on the
> book pages and literally interpreting what
> I read, which caused the ambiguity. I realised that the person was doing
> what I did and I also realise how difficult
> it is to write something literally.
> But thanks I stand corrected.

 What's with the fixation about _building_ chapter 5 in /mnt/lfs/source/
?  These days I'm building chapter 5 in /mnt/lfs.  The only requirement
for where you build chapter 5 is that binutils pass 2 and the associated
binutils-build need to be accessible from chroot.

 FWIW, I build chapter 6 in /usr/src, so all the l33t hack0rz can mod me
down as "-1 old and conventional" :-)

 Going back to what started this thread, sounds as if the OP failed to
chown wherever he was building to lfs.

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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