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From Fergus Gallagher <>
Subject RE: mkdir failed (was RE: dependencies during compilation)
Date Mon, 10 Apr 2000 08:40:34 GMT
I didn't see the full original post  but I had similar errors.

I found that it occurs when an NT Explorer window is open in the target 
directory, especially when doing a "clean" build.

At 15:17 08/04/00 +0100, you wrote:
>I just thought of a crazy reason why it might not work. It's a long shot.
>If the current directory on drive E: is build, or inside build, it won't 
>be able to delete build (on some operating systems at least). Then when it 
>tries to recreate build, it will exit with "unknown error".
>I'm not sure how this should be fixed in the ant code, because it's a 
>well-known problem with Java that you can't reliably change current 
>directory at the OS level.
>So try cd e:\ before running ant. Does it work now?
>Bryan Galligan <> wrote:
>>attached is the build.xml file as well as the logfile that contains the
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