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Old 05-28-2002, 02:41 AM   #1
james Harvey
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Red face how do you install a dir in linux

i got the patch i need and i know where to put it . i even got the disk and linux made the folder and now i say
"install mgmt in user/shared/speedtouch and i get a error that i did not do something right. can someone give me the right formatt. i dont know linux at all and i cant stand this stress anymoor.!!!!!
Old 05-28-2002, 06:59 AM   #2
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what do u want to install? there are various ways to install prgrms. what format does the file have? is it compressed maybe? give us some details, plz.
for whatever u want to install itīs important that you have permissions to write in the specified directory. u can write into /usr/.. usually logged in as root. or type 'chmod 0777 /path/to /ur/dir' into bash logged in as root. by that you allow any user to write in that directory.
good luck, jens
Old 05-28-2002, 03:11 PM   #3
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My guess is that you didnt log into root when you tried to copy the files.

in the console type "su" and then your root password

then type cp <location of file> /usr/shared/speedtouch
Old 05-28-2002, 03:37 PM   #4
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what's the error message???


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