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Old 04-23-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
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can't copy folder to usr/local


I am trying to install qt to my usr/local folder so I can upgrade to kde3.2 and it says I can't copy as there is no write permission. How do I go about changing permission for copying purpose?
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:02 PM   #2
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hi ontwolf, welcome to lq. may i ask what distro your running? the answer may lead to succces, as i'm unaware of any program being installed by copying it to a folder. there should be some type of package available, if not you will have to compile from source.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:16 PM   #3
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Also...usually when you install programs you should be running as root (unless it only installs in a user's home directory that it). You don't mention if you're doing this as a regular user or logged in as root or using 'su' (which is preferable to running as root).
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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Re: can't copy folder to usr/local

I am using Fedora
When I try and install kde3.2 it can't find qt,
I downloaded the qt package and it tells me to unzip into usr/ local folder before configuring package.

Thanks for such a quick response
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
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I am using su to configure packages
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:56 PM   #6
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if that is what it says then

su - <enter>
password <root password>

cp /path/to/file /usr/local/filename

hope that gets it.
good luck.
 
  


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