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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-10 07:09:51

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Friday 10 November 2006 14:21, Johan Nilsson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been using package.install to install my own libraries with
>> headers for some time now.
>> What I noticed now, is that when invoking "bjam install" more than
>> once, the subsequent attempts always fail with "Permission Denied"
>> under OpenSuse 10 (the only platform I've tested on).
>> I don't think I've seen this before - or did I miss something?
> This is most likely caused by your UMASK settings, or something else
> platform specific. Boost.Build uses plain 'cp' to copy files, so they
> are created with default permission for your envirnoment.

Output of umask is '0022' (u=rwx,g=rx,o=rx).

What seems to be the cause is that the (source) headers are read-only, and
that this attribute propagates to the target. I guess that it should be that
way, or?

I've got my own source code in a Perforce depot, and Perforce by default
keeps files that are not opened for edit as read-only on the client.

For sources originating from cvs, e.g. Boost, it seems to "work" by default
(with a few exceptions as filesystem/cerrno.hpp which is read-only for me).

/ Johan

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