Ticket #859 (closed bug: fixed)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 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 7 years ago by jkeenan

  • component changed from configure to build

Changed 7 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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