Well, I was checking out from a different cvs server, and had things set to use CVS EDIT, where everything is read-only by default, until you issue a cvs edit command. So many files that aren't built by the build system, but just get copied as-is, end up read-only.
But it would be true for any files set read-only. > -----Original Message----- > From: Andrew Dunstan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 7:45 PM > To: Chuck McDevitt > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Problem with MSVC install script > > > > Chuck McDevitt wrote: > > > > I was trying out the msvc support, and ran into a minor problem in > the > > install.bat/install.pl > > > > If any files that are going to be installed are marked read-only, > they > > carry the read-only attribute with them when they get copied to the > > install dir. > > > > Then, if you try to run install again, the new attempt will fail > > because it can't overwrite the read-only file. > > > > I added this like to install.bat (just before the call to install.pl) > > to fix this for me: > > > > attrib /S -r %1\* > > > > > Which files are read-only? > > cheers > > andrew ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly