[Mono-list] Re: Windows installer does not run

Kevin Goodsell generic1.20.fusion@neverbox.com
Fri, 16 Apr 2004 15:12:29 -0600

I wrote:

> After downloading from:
> http://www.go-mono.com/archive/0.31/windows/mono-0.31-win32-1.exe
> The executable does not run. When I attempt to run it, I receive the 
> following message:
> "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not 
> have the appropriate permissions to access the item."


> This is on Windows XP Home. As far as I can tell, there are only two 
> types of accounts: Administrators and Limited users. I'm using an 
> Administrator account, so I don't think permissions could be the problem.

Well, apparently permissions /was/ the problem after all. I don't 
understand XP Home permissions at all -- I can't find any way to examine 
or change permissions using the OS itself. But using Cygwin I could see 
that the files didn't have executable permissions set for any user, and 
I could fix that using chmod. I guess Cygwin wget just uses different 
permissions than Windows uses by default. Making a copy also seems to 
set the permissions normally in the copy.