When I open a CMake project with Visual Studio 2022 Preview (17.4.0 Preview 3) and use
inside a preset in
CMakePresets.json, I get an error when configuring the project
1> Access to the path 'foo' is denied. Access to the path 'foo' is denied. at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath) at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, Object dirSecurityObj, Boolean checkHost) at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectoryHelper(String path, Boolean checkHost) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.CMake.Project.ExternalBuildProject.ProjectProvider.<ParseProjectAsync>d__46.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- ...
After switching to
it starts working.
Documentation at https://cmake.org/cmake/help/latest/manual/cmake-presets.7.html#configure-preset says
If a relative path is specified, it is calculated relative to the source directory.
So I’m confused if this is a bug somewhere in CMake/Visual Studio or if I’m just misinterpreting the documentation.