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Old 10-04-2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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wrong permissions to extract archives even though logged in as root.


New to linux using suse.
I just installed and am trying to download adobe flash.
I get the file downloaded but when trying to extract it
I get " You don't have the right permissions to extract archives in the
folder ///home/jim/adobe
I created the directiory and whoami says i am root.
Been trying for two days and am unable to do much beyond looking at things. any sugestion would be great.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

What file did you download?
What command do you use?
 
Old 10-04-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
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steps taken to download

using gnome
went to adobe and chose install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
downloads and opens roller? think thats what is opening.
I click extract and point it to /jim/adobe
when I again click extract at the bottom it gives the error i listed
in the first post.
The odd thing is now I am seeing things on the website that told me I
needed to download files to see everything.
Very confusing but I am set on the linux path no matter what. It is being rolled out at work and the more I know the more I will make!!
 
Old 10-04-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
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try following this:

Download and save the file

in terminal: su root

then type file-roller

now select file and extract to your folder

Last edited by j_jerry; 10-04-2009 at 06:35 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2009, 11:45 PM   #5
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Thanks much. I guess i am too used to the window env.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 05:03 AM   #6
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A good practice would be to use the commandline AKA the linux way

open a terminal
use su to become root
type
Code:
cd where-ever-the-file-is-located
tar -xvzf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
cd install_flash_player_10_linux
./install_flash_player_10_linux
 
Old 10-09-2009, 10:15 AM   #7
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well this place is certainly the place to go!!! thanks much for the help.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 10:52 AM   #8
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well this place is certainly the place to go!!! thanks much for the help.
You can mark the thread solved if you want.

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