configure error with R/O source directory

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

NSPR
NSPR
P3
normal
RESOLVED INVALID
18 years ago
18 years ago

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(Reporter: Marcus Fellinger, Assigned: Wan-Teh Chang)

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Description

18 years ago
I tried to do a seperate objdir build from a read-only source directory.
configure runs fine mostly, but at the end I get the following two errors:

cp: cannot create regular file
`/net/athlete/mozilla/mozilla/nsprpub/config/my_config.mk': Permission denied
cp: cannot create regular file
`/net/athlete/mozilla/mozilla/nsprpub/config/my_overrides.mk': Permission denied

Shouldn't mozilla build from a R/O source (a CD, for example) without error?

TIA,
Marcus
(Assignee)

Comment 1

18 years ago
This is a known problem.  Building from a readonly
NSPR source tree was never a goal of NSPR's classic
build system.  However, NSPR also has an autoconf
build system.  You can use it by passing the
--enable-nspr-autoconf option to Mozilla's configure
script.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → 4.2
(Reporter)

Comment 2

18 years ago
Thanks. Using --enable-nspr-autoconf, everything works fine. I'm closing this
bug as invalid
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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