Ticket #859 (closed bug: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

'make splint' needs graceful failure message

Reported by: jkeenan Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: build Version: 1.3.0
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Tonight I tried this command, which was recommended in TT #443:

$ make splint | ack reserved

This was the output I got:

mkdir /splint: Permission denied at /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.10.0/ExtUtils/Command.pm line 259
make: *** [splint] Error 13

My guess is that I have to install some library or application to get splint to work. However, we should have a more graceful error message that tells the user exactly what went wrong and what to do to remedy the situation.

Thank you very much.

Change History

Changed 13 years ago by jkeenan

  • component changed from configure to build

Changed 12 years ago by chromatic

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

I think the error message indicates that you don't have a TMP environment variable set. I have splint installed, but didn't have TMP set. r40296 works around this; the error message should be clearer now. If not, please feel free to reopen.

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