Problems compiling when using spec file.

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    Question Problems compiling when using spec file.

    Hi, I'm trying to add a MinGW Default Library search path using a spec file I've placed at /mingw/lib/gcc/mingw32/<version>/ as instructed by this page here: HOWTO Use the GCC specs file | MinGW

    The only Section I've changed is *link_libgcc:, which now looks like this:

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    *link_libgcc:
    %D -L C:\MinGW\local\lwip-win32-msvc-0.1\proj\msvc6
    Whenever I try to compile, I get this error:

    Code:
    g++: c:/mingw/bin/../lib/gcc/mingw32/4.5.0/specs: Permission denied
    Does anybody know what I have to do to correct this? I'm running Windows 7 x64. My UAC is disabled, and I've already tried setting g++ and gcc to "run as administrator". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I trust you made that edit to the specs file at C:\MinGW\lib\gcc\mingw32\4.5.0\specs ?

    In any event, you should use forward slashes instead of backslashes in that file.

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    Yes, edited the file at that location.

    I guess I'll try flipping the slashes, but I doubt it'll have any effect on a permissions error.

    Edit: Yeah, tried that. Still no luck though.
    Last edited by DaMunky89; 01-22-2011 at 10:41 AM.

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