Sigh, I really do not enjoy building Apps. Anyway, the latest roadblock to hit me after being asked to quickly unlock the previously locked orientation on one of our Appcelerator-built mobile apps, required me to boot up Appcelerator Studio, make the code tweak and then run an Android build – only to be stopped in my tracks by a glaring compiler error that read:
“EPERM, operation not permitted”.
After a bit of tearing my hair out, Googling, and just general despair, the solution to this problem revealed itself… the damn antivirus was interfering here!
So a quick trip to the Avast! antivirus control panel in order to turn off all the active monitoring, a restart of the build process, and voilà… my app change was done.
So just jotting this down here in case I run into this issue again. (Also, don’t forget to turn you Antivirus back on again when you are done!)