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Old 08-24-2003, 04:56 PM   #1
jarget
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Like Linux so far but need a little help.


Trying to install Afterstep. Can someone please explain to me how as if I were an 8 year old.

And I'm the only user on my Comp. How can I gain access to everyting. When I try to copy something to root (/) I get a message telling me I don't have permission.

Thanks In Advance For your Help.


jarget
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:01 PM   #2
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This is not windows. only root has permission to write on most of the system.

If you need that permission type su into a console and then enter your root password. Then when you've done what you need to do type exit and return to using the system as normal.

NEVER use the system as root permanatley, this is one of the major reasons Linux is a lot more secure than windows.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:02 PM   #3
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well tell us the file you downloaded for afterstep? i assume the tarball but not sure...also explain what you done if anything, and if you have got any errors...
and to gain access, you have to type:
su -
and then you are prompted for you root password, and then you have control over your whole machine...
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for info so far.


I got Afterstep-1.8.11 tar ball and unpacked it to my desktop. I tried to install last night using the readme in the AS folder. I used the ./configure command then when all was done it said to install in root if I wanted AS in my Gnome desktop menu. At that point I tried different things and I just couildn't do it.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:13 PM   #5
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Originally posted by leonscape
This is not windows. only root has permission to write on most of the system.

If you need that permission type su into a console and then enter your root password. Then when you've done what you need to do type exit and return to using the system as normal.

NEVER use the system as root permanatley, this is one of the major reasons Linux is a lot more secure than windows.

Didn't work.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:21 PM   #6
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what do you mean it didn't work?
you type:
su -
type root password when prompted
and then you have permission....again type more information as error messages, and what your doing...we can't help when you just say "didn't work"....
as of AS..
did you type:
./configure
make
su -c "make install"
type root password ?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:47 PM   #7
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Originally posted by DrOzz
what do you mean it didn't work?
you type:
su -
type root password when prompted
and then you have permission....again type more information as error messages, and what your doing...we can't help when you just say "didn't work"....
as of AS..
did you type:
./configure
make
su -c "make install"
type root password ?
OK, sorry. I typed su -
then asked for my password. But then when I try to typr in my password my keyboard won't work when I try to type my password.

For the AS install I just typed ./configure
 
Old 08-24-2003, 05:51 PM   #8
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The password just isnt represented with *s, that's all. It's working fine.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:02 PM   #9
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Just a thought but if you get the file afterstep as an 'RPM' package you might save yourself a lot of grief as the package manager program on your system would automate the installation...after you logon as root of course!!
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:23 PM   #10
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Just a thought but if you get the file afterstep as an 'RPM' package you might save yourself a lot of grief as the package manager program on your system would automate the installation...after you logon as root of course!!

Where can I get an RPM?

Thanks

please send if you can jarget@hotmail.com
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:30 PM   #11
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What distro are you running?

Cool
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:49 PM   #12
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What distro are you running?

Cool

Red Hat 9
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:55 PM   #13
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ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/Li...ib/libc6/i686/

Or, more ideally:
ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/Li...b/libc6/SRPMS/

But you'll have to build them as source RPM's that way:
rpm --rebuild filename.src.rpm
Would be the generic syntax for that.

HTH

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Old 08-24-2003, 08:14 PM   #14
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Originally posted by MasterC
ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/Li...ib/libc6/i686/

Or, more ideally:
ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/Li...b/libc6/SRPMS/

But you'll have to build them as source RPM's that way:
rpm --rebuild filename.src.rpm
Would be the generic syntax for that.

HTH

Cool
Kind of confused on this.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 08:20 PM   #15
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Sorry, I did kinda whip through that didn't I

In those 2 directories you can grab the AfterStep RPM's. I'd say grab the SRPMS (source RPM's) because it'll be more tailored to your system but at the cost of a wee bit more work (the above syntax).

Either way, once you get a working RPM (either from the Source RPM and the command syntax above, OR by grabbing a precompiled RPM in the first link) then you just need to install them via your system's Add/Remove programs bit (pffft!) or by opening up a terminal, and entering the directory containing the new RPM's and typing:
rpm -Uvh filename.rpm
Where filename.rpm is the actual name of the RPM in that directory.

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