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Old 08-30-2002, 08:39 AM   #1
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(Debian 3.0) I created a a user and added it to the group CDROM, as that user, i installed some software from the cdrom... (okay... it was a game...)

I mounted the cdrom, and installed it fine into a subdirectory I created for it. However, the subdirectories the installation routine created cannot be accessed by the user. The user is shown as the owner, but the group is root...

can someone please explain this?

thank you

(BTW, my swap is working fine, some was even used during the installation routine... Very happy with Debian)
Old 08-30-2002, 09:57 AM   #2
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You need to be root to install software.
Old 08-30-2002, 10:04 AM   #3
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I want to install the software into my /home/user for only that user to use.
Old 08-30-2002, 12:30 PM   #4
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Well, I believe you are going to be working harder than you would think to make it so that ONLY that user can use that game. Alot of files are shared in LInux in general, so only if the game came "static" meaning it didn't need any shared libs, you could "chroot" to the directory of your choice, and then install the game like that.

I would think that would work anyway?...

To find out about chrooting, man chroot should explain it quite well.


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Old 08-30-2002, 12:52 PM   #5
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The reason why I want to load the program into this user account ONLY is so that I can simply delete that user home directory when I decide I no longer want that configuration (eg. I get tired of the games). Then I can start a new user home directory fresh. I do not have to worry about cleaning stuff out of my root directory. I want to keep that as "pristine" as possible. This is a single user system.


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