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Old 09-13-2003, 03:50 AM   #1
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kwrite permission


hi.

i am trying to add a couple of lines here-
etc/apt/source files

i type the stuff in that i want added,using kwrite, but i cannot save, permission denied. how do i get permission using kwrite to type the 2 lines in /etc/apt/source file, and then be able to save it
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:12 AM   #2
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It depends on who owns the file and what the permissions are. You may have to be root in order to write to that file.
 
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the file is in the root directory-etc-apt-sources.list

i want to add a couple of url,s there, so i can use the apt-get install xine , to download from the urls.

everything goes fine until i save, no permission-

i was thinking it could be something like this, or i may way off-

# chmod u+x /root/etc/apt/sources.list/Kwrite

i know that the chmod command gives certain permissions,, this is sort of new to me,
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:20 AM   #4
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Yeah well actually it has everything to do with permissions. Just because you can READ a file doesn't mean you have the permsission to WRITE to the file.

Have you tried editing the file as root?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:33 AM   #5
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when i click on sourceslist, it opens, bunch of files in there with file tranfer url,s. i can read most of my files in the directory, but i have trouble typing things in there and saving. even cutting and pasting, i need permission to do this also.actually, i need the permission to save it.i am trying to figure out how to get permission using kwrite to add 2 lines to the sourceslist, and then save.

how do i get the permission to write in the sources list
/root directory/etc/apt/sources list

if i can figure this out, then i can proceed with my install of xine dvd player

thanks
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:41 AM   #6
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open a console
type su
type root password
type kwrite
when kwrite opens, browse to the file, open it and edit it.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:07 AM   #7
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tryed your suggestion, get an error-cannot connect to server! probably going to have to install manually, instead of apt-get i quess
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:17 AM   #8
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What is the source? Maybe it needs rewriting, or there isn't an apt enabled repository there.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:57 AM   #9
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source-
http://forum.libranet.com/


go to help please-author ronss-xine and libranent 2.81.,utecs thread , the second one in the posting.

Last edited by ronss; 09-13-2003 at 08:02 AM.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:23 AM   #10
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where is kwrite in the root directory, if i can find the folder, maybe i can click on properties, and change the permission
 
Old 09-13-2003, 10:34 AM   #11
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You don't need to edit the properties of kwrite -
su enables you to run programs with root permissions. I suggested kwrite simply as a text editor to allow you to edit the file.
 
  


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