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Re: problem with read-only helper script directory

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: problem with read-only helper script directory
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 07:33:06 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Peter,

thanks for the report.

* Peter Miller wrote on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 11:33:38PM CEST:
> EXCEPT -- if the directory tree holding the generated helper scripts for
> the programs is not writable, you can't execute the helper scripts
> because you get errors like
>         /usr/bin/ld: cannot open output
>         file 
> /home/archives/libexplain/branch.0/branch.0/delta9857.083/bin/.libs/24852-lt-explain:
>  Permission denied
>         collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> Is there a way to tell libtool to write the helper scripts so that they
> put their temporary files in /tmp, like everyone else, rather than
> assuming (!) the directory which contains the helper script will always
> be writable?

No, there isn't.  Also, it wouldn't work to have those scripts in /tmp
which are non-temporary in the sense that they are intended to live
until you 'make clean' or otherwise wipe the build tree.

Why is it useful for you to have non-writeable directories or files in
the build tree?


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