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Old 01-14-2004, 07:54 AM   #1
bmrtin
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tarball problem


i downloaded a progeam and ran ./configure and make but when i ran make install it said that it could not create a folder because of permission denied what am i doing wroung.

thanks in advance for any help
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:57 AM   #2
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It is trying to copy the files into you directory tree and you don't have permission. If you trust the supplier of the software run the install as root.

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Old 01-14-2004, 07:58 AM   #3
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you have to su to root to run make install. It wants to write files to folders you can't wrote to as a normal user.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:11 AM   #4
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do i cd in to the root and then type make install

off the subject-- what book if any should i read to learn linux
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:19 AM   #5
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well not quite, type

>su

that will prompt you for the root user passwd, you now have 'super user' power, you can read/write/delete anything on the system, be careful.

now you can type

>make install

and all should go well.

as for books I suggest browsing the forums, using http://www.google.com/linux, and I think O'Riley may have some good linux guides that cover commands, tricks. etc.... Also search google for linux tutorials and things of this nature.
 
  


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