make and .exe targets (more info)

John Fortin
Sun Feb 28 23:02:00 GMT 1999

THANKS!!!,  this gave me the clue I needed.

My userid on NT has administrator priviledges (UID 544).  I found a post which
indicated that if I belong to the administrator group, all files belong to 544.
When I created files the permissions were rwxr-xr-x 544 everybody.  But since my
UID was not 544 I could not write to the file.

When I used a different userid, I was able to compile successfully.

If this was more clearly documented, I could not find it.

Thanks everyone who helped!!!

John Fortin

Tripp Lilley wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Feb 1999, John Fortin wrote:
> > /cygnus/CYGWIN~1/H-I586~1/i586-cygwin32/bin/ld: cannot open output file
> > winhello.exe
> > : No such file or directory
> I'm currently booted in Linux, so I can't experiment with possible 'why'
> scenarios, but it seems that this line is telling you something about your
> problem. Check permissions -- if you're running under NT, make sure that
> you have the rights you think you should have on your output directories
> and such.
> As a test under Linux, I made a hello.c and an ultra simple makefile (with
> an implicit .c.exe rule like yours), then put them in a directory that I
> changed to read-only. Here's what I got as output:
> [tlilley@defiant tmp]$ make
> gcc hello.c -o hello.exe
> ld: cannot open output file hello.exe: Permission denied
> make: *** [hello.exe] Error 1
> Granted, that output error "Permission denied" is a little different than
> "No such file or directory", but I think that's where you need to be
> looking.
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