[physfs] problem installing under Windows 7

Matheus Izvekov mizvekov at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 21:50:29 EST 2010

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM, william <willlabbett at talktalk.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
>  new to this mailing list. I hope people can except that I'm something of a
> newb and have a limited knowledge of things unfortunately.
> I compiled the library okay. But when I run mingw32-make install I got the
> following error :-
> Cmake error at cmake_install.cmake:31 (FILE):
>  file cannot make directory: C:\Program Files (x86)/PhysicsFS/lib. Maybe
> need administator priveledges.
> To be honest I didn't know how to switch to administrator. Subsequently I
> found out that the user I am is the
> administrator so I thought either it doesn't realise this or that's not the
> reason it can't make the directory.
> Hopefully someone can spot what I need to do without much difficulty,
> Any help would be much appreciated. I'm using physfs alongside the allegro
> library.
> Thanks,
> William Labbett

You should just launch the command prompt as administrator, using the
context menu (Run as administrator, with the shield icon), and using
that to make install.

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