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Cygwin's chmod broken on Windows 8.1, breaks ``make world`` #6319

vicuna opened this Issue Feb 4, 2014 · 2 comments


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vicuna commented Feb 4, 2014

Original bug ID: 6319
Reporter: shayne_fletcher
Assigned to: @mshinwell
Status: closed (set by @xavierleroy on 2015-12-11T18:28:01Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: high
Severity: minor
Platform: Win32
OS: Windows
OS Version: 8.1
Version: 4.01.0
Target version: 4.02.0+dev
Fixed in version: 4.02.0+dev
Category: platform support (windows, cross-compilation, etc)

Bug description

There seems to be an issue with Cygwin's chmod 0600 on this OS. Accordingly, you may find it necessary to comment L367 of Makefile.nt to get the make world to succeed.

Since commenting that line works around the problem, it indicates that the chmod could be skipped with no ill effect. That might prove to be the easiest resolution.

Steps to reproduce

Build OCaml 4.01.0 from source on Windows 8.1 following "Native Win64 port built with Microsoft Windows SDK" instructions in the source distribution file README.win32. Will fail at linke L367 of Makefile.nt in the make world step.


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vicuna commented May 30, 2014

Comment author: @mshinwell

Deleting the chmod seems like a harmless fix. If there are no objections, I suggest we do that.


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vicuna commented Jun 6, 2014

Comment author: @mshinwell

We've decided to remove the chmod -w on utils/ from all platforms.
Fixed in trunk (r14967) and 4.02 (r14968).

@vicuna vicuna closed this Dec 11, 2015

@vicuna vicuna added this to the 4.02.0 milestone Mar 14, 2019

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