So I looked into it and this is the specific error:
Copying dist files...
cp: cannot create regular file `work/lib/.svn/empty-file': Permission denied
cp: cannot create regular file `work/lib/.svn/entries': Permission denied
cp: cannot create regular file `work/lib/.svn/format': Permission denied
cp: cannot create regular file `work/lib/.svn/README.txt': Permission denied
and this is beause the build/linux/dist/lib contains a few read-only files:
-r--r--r-- 1 bbogart bbogart 0 2006-08-27 15:45 empty-file
-r--r--r-- 1 bbogart bbogart 6192 2006-08-27 15:45 entries
-r--r--r-- 1 bbogart bbogart 2 2006-08-27 15:45 format
-r--r--r-- 1 bbogart bbogart 118 2006-08-27 15:45 README.txt
Which seems to be an .svn directory.. does svn creates this itself, or are they checked in? I tried running through again and the errors can be ignored (I did not realize that at the time.) if the compile fails and someone tries to recompile though then they need to override the readonly to delete the work/ directory.
probably best to have all files read-write for the current user.
Thanks for applying the patch to the svn! I'll update the howto accordingly.
How do I debug a java freeze???
Thanks much for your help with us. None of the core developers have regular access to a Linux box, so we rely on contributions to improve the process. If you have any other suggestions or fixes, please let me know. In particular, I'm curious about the need to chmod the Arduino files from svn. Who owned them when they were checked out? Did you check them out with a sudo?