[Qgis-developer] make permission errors

Martin Dobias wonder.sk at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 08:03:47 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 12:29 AM, Carson J.Q. Farmer
<Carson.Farmer at nuim.ie> wrote:
> After copying the fTools directory into:
> qgis_source_dir/python/plugins/
> and adding all the relevant CMakeFiles files, I am unable to run ccmake
> without generating the following error:
> CMake Error: Cannot open file for write:
> /home/cfarmer/dev/cpp/qgis/build/python/plugins/ftools/Makefile.tmp
> CMake Error: : System Error: Permission denied
> [...]
> Similarly, running make generates an error (very similar to the above
> output), but completes by saving the temp makefiles to the build directory.
> This means I can make and install QGIS ok, but I'd like to resolve this
> issue before I commit anything to svn. I'm not sure why I'm getting this
> error, except perhaps that my fTools directory does not have the right
> permissions somehow?

My guess is that you get permission denied error because that
directory where ccmake wants to write some files doesn't exist, does
it? Probably you need to call cmake to create the directory structure
before calling ccmake...


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