Configuration error on Debian stretch

In a freshly made occ-build directory

cmake ../opencascade-7.2.0/


CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:871 (file):
  file failed to open for writing (Permission denied):


-- Info: (13:41:20) OCCT toolkits processed
-- Info: (13:41:20) OCCT configuration files prepared
-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!


I feel pretty much normal that writing a file in /usr/local/bin/ fails when a script is run as an unprivileged user because it should be written only at the make install step (with root rights). How should I fix this problem to be able to compile OCC as a normal user and have /usr/local/ as prefix ?

Kirill Gavrilov's picture

The error is triggered at the line 871:

# change custom.bat/sh


  OCCT_CONFIGURE_AND_INSTALL ("adm/templates/custom.${SCRIPT_EXT}.main" "custom.${SCRIPT_EXT}" "custom.${SCRIPT_EXT}" "${INSTALL_DIR_SCRIPT}")

As far as I can see, it will be called only if already exists at install location - e.g. you have been installed OCCT (by make install or something else), is it correct?
For me, on a fresh system there is no such file, so I don't see this problem.
There will be also no problem if you will specify another INSTALL location, available to user.

Of course, modifying files at INSTALL location during configure is a bad approach and should be fixed anyway (although I have some ideas why this was done in this way).
Also, is designed to simplify using OCCT from non-standard INSTALL location; installing this file into /usr/local/bin/ does not look nice at all...

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