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Old 10-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Help with permission


OK folks.......I'll give up and ask for help. I've installed the shiny new Slackware 14 on both my Laptop & Desktop. I am having trouble installing packages I download from Slackbuilds.org on the Desktop but they work fine on the Laptop. I am getting a "permission denied" error even when I'm logged in as root. I did buy a new 240 gig solid state drive to install the new version of Slackware to. It boots lightning fast.....just have the permission problem. What am I missing??
 
Old 10-08-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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Make sure the slackbuild is executable

Code:
chmod +x scriptname.Slackbuild

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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Or start it with
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bash scriptname.Slackbuild
 
Old 10-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
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or even better sh filename.SlackBuild
 
Old 10-08-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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That's the problem !! When I try to "chmod +x whatever" I get the "permission denied" error.....logged in as root.
 
Old 10-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #6
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May it be possible that you have saved the SlackBuilds on a filesystem that doesn't support Linux file permissions, like FAT32 or NTFS?
 
Old 10-08-2012, 10:19 AM   #7
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The entire drive is formatted as ext4 with 4 gigs swap space. I figured 4 gigs swap was enough....however I have 8 gigs of ram.......could this be a problem??
 
Old 10-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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What are the actual permissions (ls -l)? How about /etc/fstab?

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