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#1 amcgeetb

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 11:46 PM

Hi, I downloaded a file, untared it, configued it, then when I go to "INSTALL" I am told "permission denied". I do not know what to do. Please help me?

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 11:56 PM

Im pretty new to linux as well. but if you can open the file in graphic mode you can right click on it and change the permissions. I had the same problem once. also make install... maybe u need to run that command.

I dont know how to change permisions in the shell.

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#3 danleff

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 02:34 AM

If you are configuring from source, then the steps are often;

./configure

make

then you need to go to root user by typing in su. then entering your password. At that point, you can do;

make install

However, it would help if you tell us what package that you are attempting to install, as directions do vary.

#4 iamroot

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Posted 29 October 2004 - 08:11 AM

Use the command

chmod a+x

to change the permissions.




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