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Old 07-28-2006, 12:54 PM   #1
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You must have superuser privileges


I was trying to setup an .exe file and it tells me that I must have superuse privileges to install local packages.
What does this mean and how can I fix it please reply
 
Old 07-28-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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You don't have to ask people to reply, replying is part of a forum. If someone has an answer, we will reply.

As for your question, you need to be the root user to "setup an .exe. file." You can become the root user by typing "su -" and typing the root password. Be very careful when you are the root user as you can easily mess up your system if you don't know what you are doing or are not being very careful.

~Justin
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:21 PM   #3
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You don't have to ask people to reply, replying is part of a forum. If someone has an answer, we will reply.

As for your question, you need to be the root user to "setup an .exe. file." You can become the root user by typing "su -" and typing the root password. Be very careful when you are the root user as you can easily mess up your system if you don't know what you are doing or are not being very careful.

~Justin

All I have to do to get rid of that is just run a terminal and type su- and the root password?
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:25 PM   #4
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Yes, that will give you root privileges.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:25 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by jeelliso
You don't have to ask people to reply, replying is part of a forum. If someone has an answer, we will reply.

As for your question, you need to be the root user to "setup an .exe. file." You can become the root user by typing "su -" and typing the root password. Be very careful when you are the root user as you can easily mess up your system if you don't know what you are doing or are not being very careful.

~Justin
I typed su and then put n the root password but nothing has changed I still cant install local packages. Do I need to reboot my computer

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Old 07-28-2006, 01:36 PM   #6
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Are you still getting the same error?

Be specific: how are you trying to setup a .exe file? Obviously, you'll need to run the exe file through wine since Linux does not recognize files with a .exe extension.

Sorry if my answer is a little short, but I don't have enough information you really give you a good answer.

~Justin
 
Old 07-28-2006, 01:39 PM   #7
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Are you still getting the same error?

Be specific: how are you trying to setup a .exe file? Obviously, you'll need to run the exe file through wine since Linux does not recognize files with a .exe extension.

Sorry if my answer is a little short, but I don't have enough information you really give you a good answer.

~Justin

lol I was trying to setup the file through the install software program that came with Suse Linux 10.1
 
Old 07-28-2006, 02:28 PM   #8
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An .exe file is a Windows file. It typically will not work in Linux, except--as already stated--by using wine (And even that is not 100%)
I personally try to find the native Linux equivalents for things rather than struggling with WINE or Crossover Office.

What is the SW you are trying to install?
 
  


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