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Re: install problem
On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 Janos.Kannar@nokia.com wrote:
> I'm just trying to install dictd-1.9.7 on my machine (with Win2000). The
> package is already compiled, but the install process stops with the
> following error messages:
> /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/install: cannot change ownership of `/usr/local/bin/dict.exe': Invalid argument
> /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/install: cannot change ownership of `/usr/local/man/man1/dict.1': Invalid argument
> What is wrong, what shall I do?
Well, this doesn't give us much to go on, does it? It's probably just
install trying to 'chown root' (in which case you should be able to ignore
this message), or there's a problem with your /etc/passwd.
What is "the install process"? Is it a shell script, or an "install" rule
in a Makefile? Could you "set -x" in the shell to find out what the exact
failing command is (or run "make -n", if it's a Makefile)?
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