[lfs-support] GCC Pass 1

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue May 6 12:38:58 PDT 2014

Jack Ditchburn wrote:
> Guys,
> I hope everyone is well.
> Concerning the subject:
> I unpacked GCC-4.8.2 as user lfs and cd to the created directory.Then ran
> the command concerning mpfr and got the following error:
> tar -Jxf ../mpfr-3.1.2.tar.xz
> tar (child): ../mpfr-3.1.2.tar.xz: Cannot open: Permission denied
> tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> tar: Child returned status 2
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> Looking in GCC-4.8.2 using ls, I could not see mpfr, although I could see
> mpc and gmp.  So I deleted GCC directory and unpacked it again as lfs
> user.  This time it did not create mpfr or mpc, but only gmp.  Have I got a
> broken download of GCC?  Do I need to delete the GCC tarball and redownload
> it?  Or is there another problem?

Sounds like permissions.

$ ls -ld $LFS/sources

If everything is not owned by user lfs, run

$ sudo chmod -R lfs.lfs $LFS/sources

   -- Bruce

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