permission issues when running make

David Holmes david.holmes at
Wed Sep 27 10:24:27 UTC 2017

On 27/09/2017 8:19 PM, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
> On 27/09/17 10:51, David Holmes wrote:
>> On 27/09/2017 7:46 PM, Maurizio Cimadamore wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I sometimes encounter this (consolidated repo only):
>>> $ make
>>> /usr/bin/tee: /bin/mkdir: /build.logcannot create directory 
>>> ‘/make-support’: Permission denied: Permission denied
>>> /usr/bin/tee: /build.log: Permission denied
>>> Building target 'default (exploded-image)' in configuration 
>>> 'linux-x86_64-normal-server-release'
>>> /w/lt/amber/dev/make/Init.gmk:291: recipe for target 'main' failed
>>> make[1]: *** [main] Error 1
>>> This goes away if I do a full configure.
>>> Why is the build attempting to create folders into '/' ?
>> That suggests an empty variable is being found.
>> Where are you running make from?
> jdk toplevel folder.

As in a repo top-level folder I assume?

> After running
> sh configure ...
> and repeating same command, the issue goes away.
> The last time I got this I brought the repo over (rsaync) form another 
> machine (which I used to do all the time even before, but never caused 
> such issues).

Did a configuration exist when you ran it? The output seems odd. If I 
run with a config present the first thing I see is:

Building target 'default (product-bundles test-bundles docs-bundles)' in 
configuration 'linux-x64-open-debug'

and if no config then:

Error: No configurations found for /export/users/dh198349/valhalla-master.
Please run 'bash configure' to create a configuration.

Anything odd set in your environment?


> Maurizio
>> David
>>> Maurizio

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