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Old 08-21-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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Problems Installing Roaring Penguin PPPoE on Mandrake 10


Well, first I ran # rpm -qa | grep pppoe and didn't get a response. So, I downloaded the Roaring Penguin PPPoE program of my laptop. I burned it to a CDRW disc and installed it. I ran the program but it ends up saying this...

"Type 'make install' as root to install the software.
mkdir -p /usr/sbin
/usr/bin/install -c -m 755 -s pppoe /usr/sbin
/usr/bin/install: cannot remove `/usr/sbin/pppoe': permission denied
make: *** [install] Error 01
Oops! It looks like make install failed."

Does anybody knows why this would be?
What could I do to change this?
Any help would be appreciative. Thanks.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:00 AM   #2
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anyone....
please.....
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:44 AM   #3
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Did you copy the files from the rwcd to your home directory before you started the installation process ?

and did you compile and install pppd

Then you can start to

1) Unpack:

$ tar xzvf rp-pppoe-xxx.tar.gz

2) Change to source directory:

$ cd src

3) Configure:

$ ./configure

4) Compile:

$ make

4) Install (this step must be done as root)

# make install

5) Now read doc/HOW-TO-CONNECT
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:37 PM   #4
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well let me try that way.
I actually unpacked it first and then done the rest of the steps.

BTW, what exactly does .."this step must be done as root.."?
Thanks.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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Originally posted by james33440

BTW, what exactly does .."this step must be done as root.."?
Thanks.
The "make install" step copies files from the current working directory to one of many directories like /sbin or /usr/local/... A regular user does not have write permissions to these directories.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 10:08 PM   #6
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so what exactly am I suppose to do when it tells me to make sure I am in root?
 
Old 08-22-2004, 10:22 PM   #7
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well, when I got to the last step, it told me that the permission was denied. How am I suppose to get the right to this?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 12:07 AM   #8
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When at the command prompt, type "su" (no quotes) and you will be prompted for the root password (you set it during the install). When you've entered your root password, your prompt will change from a $ to a # (on most systems) to indicate your awesome new power. Then run make install and it should work. Also, google for a tutorial on Linux permissions -- it will help you understand what's going on here.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 07:19 AM   #9
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sometime you have to use
su -
to set the path to the right environment ( to be able to find all the right programs )
 
Old 08-23-2004, 07:38 AM   #10
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well, I just redone the system anyway and didn't give a password to the root.
I haven't tried installing this yet but would I when I type"make install" would I have to change anything at the prompt if I don't have a password for the root?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 08:07 AM   #11
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Great. I got it installed.
I typed in "su" then just typed in "make install" at the prompt and it worked.
Thanks guys.

Now, when I type in "adsl-setup" I get that it's NOT FOUND. It goes on to tell me that I need the PPP software suite, version 2.3.10 or later.
Now what do I have to do?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 08:35 PM   #12
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Great. I got it installed.
I typed in "su" then just typed in "make install" at the prompt and it worked.
Thanks guys.

Now, when I type in "adsl-setup" I get that it's NOT FOUND. It goes on to tell me that I need the PPP software suite, version 2.3.10 or later.
Now what do I have to do?
anyone?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 10:12 PM   #13
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Well, I went ahead and downloaded the PPP 2.4.1 software off my laptop to a disk and then loaded onto Linux. I had no problems and everything loaded up.
However, now I became root and ran the adsl-start. Unfortunately, after serveral seconds I got the TIMED OUT error.
Any ideas?
How can I find out if my card is actually working?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 10:15 PM   #14
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oh, and this is my card....

eth0: ADMtek|ADM983 Linksys EtherFast 10/100
 
Old 08-23-2004, 11:09 PM   #15
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okay well the only thing I did different this time was change the connection drop time to 99999999999999 seconds and it got me connected!
I ran adsl-status and got the info.
Now, the only problem is that I can't seem to get any websites in Firefox or Mozilla. Any ideas?
 
  


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