Access is Denied

Yao Ko yaoyao at
Thu Aug 12 00:24:11 EDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 7:48 PM, Jim Menkevich <jim.menkevich at> wrote:
> All,
> I've last compiled Pidgin on Windows with version 2.6.2 for an enterprise
> project I was working on and I didn't have any issues.  I recently had
> to resurrect the project again but with the latest source code.
> There are new instructions for compiling on versions greater that 2.7.0,
> which I followed to the T on both Windows 7 and Windows XP.
> When I try to compile, everything is humming along until I get to libpurple.
> sed -e 's/@PURPLE_VERSION@/2.7.2/g' \
>             win32/ > win32/libpurplerc.rc
> windres -I../libpurple -i win32/libpurplerc.rc -o win32/libpurplerc.o
> Access is denied.
> C:\cygwin\home\testing\pidgin-devel\win32-dev\mingw\bin\windres.exe:
> preprocess
> ing failed.

Do you have write permission on the win32 directory and/or the
win32/libpurplerc.o file?  If you're on Cygwin, try "ls -l" and check
for the file permission.

Also, on Windows 7 with UAC, you may have to launch with administrator


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