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C11.3.1) Strange error messages like "attempting to translate foo..db.bet"




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This article is from the FAQ, by with numerous contributions by others.

C11.3.1) Strange error messages like "attempting to translate foo..db.bet"

[corrected in r4.0.1]

Some of the internal restructuring of the compiler that has been done for
version 5.2 has caused a new bug to appear. The symptom of the bug is that
.bet sometimes gets appended to the file name reported, when e.g. an attempt
to write a file fails because of permission problems.

An example is

You are attempting to translate the file
/users/smith/beta/private/sun4s/foobody..db.bet
You do not have permission for doing this!

in case the file /users/smith/beta/private/sun4s/foobody..db, or the
directory it resides in, is write protected.

There is currently no workaround for this bug, but it is usually obvious
what file name should have been reported.

 

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