Calling Cygwin Experts

John J. Boyer john.boyer at
Tue Jun 17 07:51:03 UTC 2008

I'm preparing versions of the components of my braille transcription 
engine using Gnu autotools. One of the platforms I'm testing it on is 
Cygwin, running under Windows XP professional. I'm logged in as 
Adminsstrator. When I type make install I get "permission denied" 
messages. The first is for installing documentation in /usr/share even 
though the directory is owned by my adminsstrative username. What causes 
this and what can I do about it?


John J. boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
JJB Software, Inc.
Madison, WI USA
Developing software for people with disabilities

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