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Old 08-26-2004, 11:37 PM   #16
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Originally posted by smilee
/usr/bin/install -c -d -m 755 /usr/local/bin
/usr/bin/install: cannot change permissions of `/usr/local/bin': Operation not permitted
make: *** [install] Error 1


Does this mean it's installed (configured) in the wrong directory or am I not the administrator or what?
I don't know which user you're installing at, but permission
denied suggests that you're not :)

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I was almost there too......

I almost feel as though I should be paying for this service.
Shouldn't be that hard ... :) Just give more detail about the
situation... which user are you logged in as, where is the
source-directory, what kind of mount-point is /usr/local on,
does /usr/local/bin exist ...


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Old 08-26-2004, 11:48 PM   #17
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I left the first line out, john is the user:
[john@localhost xawtv-3.94]$ make install
/usr/bin/install -c -d -m 755 /usr/local/bin
/usr/bin/install: cannot change permissions of `/usr/local/bin': Operation not permitted

is this what's missing?

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Old 08-27-2004, 12:00 AM   #18
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Yep - need to be root for the final step.


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Old 08-27-2004, 12:12 AM   #19
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I'm sorry but what do you mean by root? do I go to this root dir before installing, root directory? root?? i'm sorry, i'm deffinatly making the change from windows..

Can I log in to administrator, In the mandrake installation i used john as the user, is this the root. I probably sound retarded but this is all new to me. Thanks for all this once again

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Old 08-27-2004, 12:23 AM   #20
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I'm sorry but what do you mean by root? do I go to this root dir before installing, root directory? root?? i'm sorry, i'm deffinatly making the change from windows..

Can I log in to administrator, In the mandrake installation i used john as the user, is this the root. I probably sound retarded but this is all new to me. Thanks for all this once again

Just try
su -c "make install"
and give it the administrator's password...

The Administrator in linux is traditionally called
root, the user with the numerical user ID 0. I'd
be appalled to hear that MDK changed that :)


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