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I want to downlaod a file from the Internet and put it in /usr/src and would like to give write privileges and own the directory to the group "users." As root, I did the following:
I used chmod 770 /usr/src to assign the privileges.
I used chown root.users /usr/src to give ownership to users.
I loged back in as myself, ran KDE 3.1. From KDE, I ran Konqueror Web Browser, went to the web site, and attempted to download the file I wanted to put in /usr/src. I was denied access to src. When I checked the directory, I found that the permissions were 750 and was told that the director was Locked.
As I say, when I open Mandrake Control Center, type the root password, click on System, and then UserDrake, I am told that "The password you typed is invalid. Please try again." I am logged in as root, not as myself.
Also, I cannot find the groups file /etc/group. There is nothing in the /etc directory that resembles that. group does not show up in this directory when I type ls -a.