Compilation of emacs25.1.50 (success story)

Csaba Raduly
Tue Aug 9 13:06:00 GMT 2016

On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 7:04 PM, Tobias Zawada  wrote:
> Dear all,
> For your information:
> I've just compiled
> GNU Emacs (x86_64-unknown-cygwin, GTK+ Version 2.24.30) of 2016-08-08
> from
> git clone -b master git://
> The only issue I had with installing emacs was that the ownership of files could
> not be changed:
> Example line out of several hundreds:
> chown: changing ownership of '/usr/local/share/emacs/25.1.50/lisp': Permission
> denied

Was this the "make install" step? Have you tried running "sudo make
install" instead?

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