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Old 12-11-2002, 02:08 AM   #1
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unzip and compile


Totally new to linux here, I am trying to unzip a .tar file then compile it. however when I tried unzipping using

tar -xvf xxx.tar

it give me a msg saying "cannot change ownership to uid 202, gid 50: operatipn not permited. I am logged in as root. any idea??
Old 12-11-2002, 06:03 AM   #2
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Tar can save owner and group permissions. When you try to untar something it'll try to set those permissions. Your error message just means that the owner and group stored doesn't exist on your system. That's usually not a problem though. The files will be owned by root. It could be a prob if you untared something that depends on certain users being able to read or write things. Then you'd have to rebuild the permissions.

Was that of any help?
Old 12-13-2002, 12:46 AM   #3
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How would u set the permission to eliminate the problem then??

Also I tried to compile after I unzip, it give me an error msg saying:

conflicting type for sys_errlist
/usr/include/stdio.h554: previous declaration of "sys_errlist'

I am trying to compile a dial in for modem using mgetty.
Old 12-13-2002, 03:51 AM   #4
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uid 202 gid 50 may not exist on your system, not a problem, just unzip it and use chown -R root.root foldername


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