On Fri, 2 Mar 2018 17:21:03 +0100
Pierre Labastie <pierre.labas...@neuf.fr> wrote:

> On 02/03/2018 11:56, miguel caldas wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > When I trieed to create the tools symlink this way:
> > 
> > ln -sv $LFS/tools /
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I always got a error message telling that "ln: failed to create symbolic 
> > link '/tools': File exists".
> > The only way I found to circumvent this was to give the create symlink 
> > command in the following way:
> > ln -sv $LFS/tools/ "link_name"
> > where "link_name" was something I created
> > My question is this, will this symlink creation format impact future 
> > steps of LFS? Can I leave as it is or must I create it exactly as it is 
> > on the book?  
> 
> Short answer: yes. Don't deviate from the book.
> 
> Long answer:
> The error message you get is fairly clear: /tools already exists, so you 
> cannot create it again... You should try to know what /tools is. A 
> possible command: "file /tools". If it is a symbolic link pointing to 
> $LFS/tools, you are done. If it is not, remove it, then run the command 
> as told in the book.
> 
> The instructions in the book have been thoroughly tested, and are known 
> to work. We may not be able to help you if you deviate from the book.
> 
> regards
> Pierre
You can also get this error if you build a new LFS using an existing one as 
your host and you forgot to delete the old system's tools directory at the end 
of the build. This frequently happens to me.


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