[GRASS-dev] libgis: ERROR: Unable to make mapset element cell_misc/...

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Sat Mar 7 02:01:47 EST 2009

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 6:34 AM, Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com> wrote:
> Markus Neteler wrote:
> access() sets errno when it fails.
> If you want the reason why mkdir() failed, you need to test the return
> value from G_mkdir(), e.g.:
>        if (access(path, 0) != 0)
>            if (G_mkdir(path) != 0)
>                G_fatal_error(_("Unable to make mapset element %s (%s): %s"),
>                                p_element, path, strerror(errno));

Ah thanks. I see now that access() is used twice:

I assume that I can remove the first try? see attached patch.
Or is a second try to access unavoidable?

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