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Old 07-14-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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installing screen saver error!!!


i just want to ask about the error that appeared to e while i was installing a screen saver that i got from kde-look.org
the output of ./configure
http://rafb.net/p/b7Ri5S21.html

the output of make
http://rafb.net/p/mCN1GQ93.html

the output of make install (the problem)
http://rafb.net/p/Nv8GyX82.html

so what i need to accomplish this installation trial
thanks in advance
 
Old 07-14-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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When you ran "make install," did you have permission to write to /usr/local/...? On most systems, the "Unix System Resources" (/usr) directory (and all it's subdirectories) can only be written to by the super-user (root) or members of the admin group.

If that's your problem, ask your administrator to install the theme for you, or (if you're the administrator), add yourself to the /etc/sudoers file and do a sudo make install.

You could also try a make --help install to see if there's an option to install the theme in one of your personal directories.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 03:44 AM   #3
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first i install with root
there is no file with name sudoers in the directory /etc
i tried the command sudo make install but in vain
 
Old 07-15-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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Do a yum install sudo to install the sudo command. (It should have been installed by default. Strange. )

It's fairly dangerous, and poor policy, to run as root unless you absolutely have to do so, since a simple typographic error as root can have catastrophic consequences. (Of course, once you have sudo working, you can still destroy your system with a typo, but it restricts the root privilege to a single command rather than everything you type.)

In any case, though, since you tried the make install as root, and got the unable to write error message, try creating the directory into which the make is attempting to write the theme files. Sometimes the people creating the make instructions neglect including the code to make sure the directory actually exists before trying to write to it.

Note that, in order to use the theme after it's installed, you'll need to point the theme manager to the directory where it was written.
 
  


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