Permission Denied

Stephen Grant Brown s_g_brown at
Tue Aug 28 17:17:58 EDT 2007

Hi All
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Grant Brown" <s_g_brown at>
To: "Derek Atkins" <warlord at>
Cc: "GNUCash Developers" <gnucash-devel at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: Permission Denied

> Hi Derek and all others reading this.
> Thank you for your speedy reply.
> Yes, it did download correctly.
> I can go back into c:/soft/downloads and execute the file.
> The first thing Vista asks is "Did I start executing this file?"
> Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant brown
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Derek Atkins" <warlord at MIT.EDU>
> To: "Stephen Grant Brown" <s_g_brown at>
> Cc: "GNUCash Developers" <gnucash-devel at>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12:04 AM
> Subject: Re: Permission Denied
>> Hi,
>> "Stephen Grant Brown" <s_g_brown at> writes:
>>> Dear Sir/Madam,
>>> I am attempting to compile gnucash under Microsoft Vista.
>> Why compile it instead of using the binary installer?
Because that is the first step in helping develop it.
On my old Windows XP machine, I could run either the binary installed file 
or the version I compiled myself. It used the same set of data files.

I have just downloaded the 2.2.1 binary installer onto my Windows Vista 
machine. That works, except for the data file issue which I have addressed 
in another email.

>>> When running I get
>>> ./ c:/soft/downloads/msysDTK.exe Permision Denied
>>> How do I change the permissions so I can compile gnucash?
>> Well, did it successfully download the DTK?
>> If so, I have no idea, unless Vista has some something that
>> prevents you from executing downloads without doing something
>> special.   All gnucash win32 development is done on XP.
>> So... You'll probably have to work on debugging this on your own,
>> but we're certainly happy to help you along and integrate any
>> required changes.

Thanks, I really aprecciate that.

>>> Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant Brown

Yours Sincedrely Stephen Grant Brown
>> -derek
>> -- 
>>       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
>>       Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
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>>       warlord at MIT.EDU                        PGP key available
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