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directories create problem during 'install make' of XFCE installed on a Cygwin environment

Posted on 2001-08-08
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mkdir //usr
mkdir: cannot create directory `//usr': No such file or directory
mkdir //usr/local
mkdir: cannot create directory `//usr/local': No such host or network path
mkdir //usr/local/share
mkdir: cannot create directory `//usr/local/share': No such host or network path

mkdir //usr/local/share/xfce
mkdir: cannot create directory `//usr/local/share/xfce': No such host or network
 path
mkdir //usr
mkdir: cannot create directory `//usr': No such file or directory
mkdir //usr/local
mkdir: cannot create directory `//usr/local': No such host or network path
mkdir //usr/local/etc
mkdir: cannot create directory `//usr/local/etc': No such host or network path
mkdir //usr/local/etc/xfce
mkdir: cannot create directory `//usr/local/etc/xfce': No such host or network p
ath
make[1]: *** [install-data] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/Administrator/xfce-3.8.6/other'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

why it use double slash //usr/local/etc  to specified  the directory ? that's why it failed to create them

how to fix it ?
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Question by:adrianmak
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ssr earned 10 total points
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You need to use backslashes '\', not forward slashes '/'.  You are using Unix syntax.  :)

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this is auto generate by running ./configure
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