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Old 12-29-2003, 08:25 AM   #1
tksmitty
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Unhappy user cannot run installed programs-mozilla,etc


After creating a user account, I find that it cannot run the programs that were installed during the slackware installation- mozilla, galeon, etc.. In looking at the programs I find that they are in the "bin" group while, of course, the user is only in the user group. What is the best option? Install duplicate packages of the programs that I want to run as user?
 
Old 12-29-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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man sudo to learn a bit about the sudoers file then
visudo to alter it.
search the forum for 'user permissions'
 
Old 12-29-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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Are you not allowed as a user to run programs in bin or do you just want the programs also to be in your user group? What happens when you try to run programs in bin because you should be able to run those programs?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 12:10 AM   #4
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I just installed Slackware, created one account (besides root), using "adduser", but I can't run a lot of programs that were installed during the inital installation from this account inside of gnome- Mozilla, Galeon mainly, but I'm sure there are others. Right now I have to su from a terminal to run either.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 06:09 PM   #5
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you put that user to the group 'users' ?
the group 'user' doesn't exist (by default)...

Last edited by poison; 12-30-2003 at 10:02 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 09:06 PM   #6
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Actually I'm having the same issue. This is SPECIFIC to Mozilla though. I installed Mozilla to /usr/local/mozilla - and if I run it using a user account - it does nothing.

/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla is a script so.

I run mozilla-bin and get an immediate Segmentation fault. Just like the user above, the root account has no problems running mozilla. First - I noticed that it installed with no read/execute permissions to the mozilla folder. I corrected this, and further tried adding read permissions for all files in the mozilla folder structure, but this didn't help either. Still Segmentation fault.

Any ideas would be happily accepted.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 08:07 AM   #7
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Hey, I wanted to point out that this same issue does not occur with Mozilla 1.6 installations on RedHat products (which I use at work), it seems specific to Slackware.

Something about this just smells bad - I'm sure there's a permission somewhere - and if I can get to the bottom of it (at home), I will post that information back here.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:30 PM   #8
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Talking Solution found...

O.K. - Mozilla will run happily under slackware, but it has to be installed with a looser than default 'umask'

[root@slackbox /home/gavollink]# umask 02
[root@slackbox /home/gavollink]# mozilla-installer/mozilla-installer

The umask only blocks the ability for 'other' users to 'write' to the installation location. I have not tested this, but 022 should also work (and is probably safer).
 
  


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