Problem with nALFS 1.2.1

Alex Potter spambin at
Sat Jan 17 21:32:13 PST 2004

Thomas Pegg spake thusly in <1074392937.1324.12.camel at> :

> On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 19:30, Alex Potter wrote:
>> For some reason, configure appears to be trying to write to root's home
>> directory during the build. Have I missed some small but vital step?
>> I: Done unpacking /tools/packages-5.0/binutils-2.14.tar.bz2.
>> I: Creating directory in /tools/build (parents): binutils-build
>> I: Unsetting environment variable CFLAGS.
>> I: Unsetting environment variable CXXFLAGS.
>> I: Executing in /tools/build/binutils-build:
>> I:     ../binutils-2.14/configure --prefix=/tools --disable-nls
>> -: creating cache ./config.cache
>> -: checking host system type... mkdir: cannot create directory
>> `/root/tmp/cg4727-23223': Permission denied
>> -: config.guess: cannot create a temporary directory in /root/tmp
>> -: configure: error: can not guess host type; you must specify one
>> I: Log file stored in:
>> I: /root/.nALFS/packages/binutils-pass1-2.14.xml
>> E: Execution failed (1).
>> I: Total time executing: 00:00:00
> Hmmmm, that shouldn't be happening, unfortunately I can't reproduce the
> problem.

The problem occured with Mandrake 9.2 as the host.

It went away when I booted into SuSE 9.0.

I used the same config for both attempts.
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