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Re: cannot create directory `.am2128': Permission denied

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: cannot create directory `.am2128': Permission denied
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 09:52:43 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

Hi Bruce,

* Bruce Korb wrote on Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 12:04:44AM CET:
> Looking through my own thread from 5 years ago doesn't lead
> anywhere:
> There are other bug reports:
> audit-trail&database=automake&pr=486
> I still see this message, but the build doesn't stop (mercifully).
> Should this be listed as a known problem that won't be fixed?

That bug wasn't on my radar.  Thanks.

Isn't this still a user error though?  The problem with your info files
depending on compiled programs is that you then cannot easily distribute
them?  Put another way, if something in the source tree depends on
something in the build tree, then that is a packaging bug, because it
prevents building off a readonly medium, and causes things to be
regenerated that shouldn't need to.

I'm not sure whether you were aware of the hack/undocumented feature
that lets automake build info files in the build tree if they are listed
in DISTCLEANFILES (there is a long comment about it in, and
I haven't yet dared to touch the code, really).


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