How could I compile when the directory path contain whitespace?

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Tue Jul 15 01:49:37 PDT 2014

On 15/07/14 10:38, LOH KOK HOE wrote:
> Dear all,
> I was compiling LibreOffice in Windows 8 using Cygwin. I have the
> libreoffice source code being downloaded in a directory, say Open
> Source. Notice that the directory is with space. When I issue the
> command ./, I got this error:
> aclocal-1.11: couldn't open directory '/cygdrive/d/Open': No such file
> or directory
> Failed to run aclocal at ./ line 174.
> Any clue how this could rectified?

directories with whitespace in them are not at all supported by the
build system, as "make" makes it extremely hard to do so; i'm afraid
you'll have to rename your directory.

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