Side-by-side configuration is incorrect reported as permission denied
Sat Aug 11 19:54:00 GMT 2012
On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 10:32:13AM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>On 08/10/2012 07:32 PM, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> On 8/10/2012 7:31 PM, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>>> I use Cygwin a lot. And I kick off Windows processes a lot. Recently
>>> been having a problem with my system but from Cygwin all I see is
>>> "permission denied":
>>> Ltsdo-adefaria:cd /cygdrive/c/Program\
>>> Ltsdo-adefaria:ls -l clearquest.exe
>>> -rwxr-xr-x+ 1 Administrators clearusers 245760 Jun 2 2011
>>> bash: ./clearquest: Permission denied
>>> However if I use cmd the real error message comes out:
>>> Ltsdo-adefaria:cmd /c clearquest
>>> The application has failed to start because its side-by-side
>>> configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or
>>> use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.
>>> I know that this "side-by-side configuration is incorrect" is a
>>> configuration error on my machine and I need to fix it, but shouldn't
>>> Cygwin's exec(2) report the "side-by-side" error instead of the more
>>> erroneous "Permission denied" error?
>> Cygwin doesn't report Windows error codes. It reports POSIX ones. I
>> have no idea why there would be a POSIX error code for side-by-side
>> errors but if there were, then reporting that is more appropriate.
>I thought that perhaps Cygwin would report back error *messages* not
>just error *codes*...
Cygwin emulates Linux. "Permission denied" is an error message associated
with a specific errno. Neither Cygwin nor Linux know anything about a
"side-by-side" configuration problem.
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