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When creating a symbolic link JRuby give bad error message when not an admin on windows #4765

cshupp1 opened this issue Aug 30, 2017 · 0 comments


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cshupp1 commented Aug 30, 2017

This issue is closely related to issue:

On today's build (and many previous release versions) when making a symlink in a non admin shell you get a poor error message. Consider:

>  java -jar C:\work\va-ctt\jruby\jruby\maven\jruby-complete\target\jruby-complete- -S jirb                         
irb(main):001:0> File.symlink('c:\temp\', 'c:\temp\')                                                                       
SystemCallError: Unknown error (SystemCallError) 1314 - CreateSymbolicLink                                                               
        from uri:classloader:/jruby/kernel/file.rb:115:in `symlink'                                                                      
        from (irb):1:in `<eval>'                                                                                                         
        from org/jruby/ `eval'                                                                                    
        from org/jruby/ `loop'                                                                                    
        from org/jruby/ `catch'                                                                                   
        from org/jruby/ `catch'                                                                                   
        from uri:classloader:/META-INF/jruby.home/bin/jirb:13:in `<main>'                                                                

MRI ruby will give:

irb(main):003:0> File.symlink('c:\temp\', 'c:\temp\')
Errno::EACCES: Permission denied @ rb_file_s_symlink - (c:\temp\, c:\temp\
        from (irb):3:in `symlink'
        from (irb):3
        from c:/languages/ruby/Ruby24-x64/bin/irb.cmd:19:in `<main>'

React on Rails makes use of these APIs and it would be nice to get a useful error message in the build to clue the developer in to run the build as an admin.


@enebo enebo added this to the JRuby milestone Aug 30, 2017
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@enebo enebo closed this as completed in 95f6a36 Aug 30, 2017
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