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Re: distcheck does 'chmod a-w' - leads to mkdir "permission denied"

From: Mathieu Lirzin
Subject: Re: distcheck does 'chmod a-w' - leads to mkdir "permission denied"
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:10:34 +0100
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Paul Jakma <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, 3 Mar 2017, Mathieu Lirzin wrote:
>> Can you provide a minimal example that allow others to reproduce the
>> problem?
> I have a reproducer, but far from minimal:
> (cd /tmp/ && \
>  wget && 
> \
>  cd quagga-1.2.0 && ./update-autotools && \
>  ./configure && make distcheck)

I stopped digging when I saw that I need libcares which is not provided
by my distro.

> It's something in the doc/ build obviously, to make quagga.texinfo,
> but i don't know what...
> The other post I found with a similar issue suggested it might be a
> bug in texinfo automake macros?

in "doc/" 'quagga_TEXINFOS' contains "defines.texi".  By
default files in 'quagga_TEXINFOS' are distributed in the tarball.
since "defines.texi" is a generated file you don't want to distribute
it.  Putting it in 'nodist_quagga_TEXINFOS' instead should fix your

The error message of 'make distcheck' is not really helpful to detect
this issue, I am trying to see if something can be done to improve that.

Mathieu Lirzin
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