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Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: [Monotone-commits-diffs] net.venge.monotone.sou

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: [Monotone-commits-diffs] net.venge.monotone.source-tree-cleanup: d54c8c17eeebbe7dd6bb30d4d10996db79de24f2
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:09:39 -0500
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Stephen Leake <address@hidden> writes:

> After that, 'make distcheck' fails on Debian:
> make[3]: Entering directory 
> `/home/Projects/monotone/monotone.source-tree-cleanup-build/monotone-1.0dev/_build/doc'
> ...
> cd ../../doc
> ...
> mkdir: cannot create directory `.am17349': Permission denied
> At this point, the working directory is
> monotone.source-tree-cleanup-build/monotone-1.0dev/doc, which has
> permissions dr-xr-xr-x, which is why the mkdir fails.
> Apparently distcheck doesn't expect the makefile commands to write to
> the source directory (which makes sense); it changes the source
> directory permissions to a-w. But this is a standard autotool hack to
> backup some tex files.
> And it works in main.

Apparently it doesn't do the backup thing on main, I'm not clear why.

-- Stephe

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