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Old 11-05-2003, 11:58 PM   #1
mi6alec
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Firebird search bar/sidebar problem


Firebird 0.7 from mdkcontrib rpms on Mandrake 9.2

I wanted to add some extra search engines to the search bar. However, every time I click add, no new files are created. I think this is because my "searchplugin" directory is in /usr/lib/mozilla-firebird, so regular users can't write in it. How do I fix this?

Also, somewhat unrelated, I have plugin directories in /usr/lib/mozilla, /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4, /usr/lib/mozilla-1.5, and /usr/lib/mozilla-firebird-0.7

Is there anyway to unify all of these so when I upgrade to say... firebird 0.8 i don't lose all my plugins? Thanks...
 
Old 11-06-2003, 03:16 AM   #2
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You can try to add them as root. It's a little risky surfing the web as root but itf done in moderation it should be OK.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 06:02 AM   #3
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Try as root

chmod -R /insert/the/paths/here 0777

your chaning the permissions on the mozilla directories so that everybody can read, write, and execute them.


It would probally be more secure to only change the directories that you absolutley must, but even changing the entire directory structure for the program is safer than running as root if you dont need to.

good luck.



p.s. if you really want to know what your doing rather than mindlessley entering commands, type "man chmod" in the console.
 
  


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