[Mono-list] Re: Windows installer does not run
Fri, 16 Apr 2004 15:12:29 -0600
> After downloading from:
> 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.