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Old 11-23-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
Leseguenni
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Need help interpreting an error message.


Hi
I get an error message when I start a certain program. But I think it's somewhat generic. So hopefully someone can help me.
I type: sudo espeakup --default-voice)de
I get the following Message:
E: Core-util.c: Home directory /home/username is not ours.
If I press enter, the program speaks just fine. But I guess getting an error message on starting it, it's not the way it was meant be.
From what I know about such things, I think some permissions aren't set the way they should be. But I'm not sure, and I don't know how to find out which to change.
regards, Guenni
 
Old 11-23-2009, 05:58 AM   #2
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Hi

I get the following Message:
E: Core-util.c: Home directory /home/username is not ours.
Guenni
Somewhere it has your home directory configured. What's written there now is '/home/username', which is lame, because no user it called that.

Find the config file in /etc or your homedir
grep -r 'home\/username' *

If it's in your homedir, make it you. If it's in /etc, something like /home/$USER might go better, as that is set in most distros.
 
Old 11-23-2009, 06:24 AM   #3
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@business_kid: Sorry for the confusion. It uses my normal Username in the Error message.I just didn't want to post that here.
Guenni
 
Old 11-23-2009, 07:21 AM   #4
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I type: sudo espeakup --default-voice)de
I get the following Message:
E: Core-util.c: Home directory /home/username is not ours.
Why are you using 'sudo' to run this program? It looks like it's getting confused with real and effective user ids (or something...).

Try running it without using 'sudo', as yourself if you can, or else as root, and see if that helps.

John G
 
Old 11-23-2009, 01:33 PM   #5
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Hi
Ok, that worked. Running the command as root made it start without an error message.
Interesting. Until now, I thought running aomething as root and running it with sudo in front of it, was the same thing.
thanks and regards, Guenni
 
  


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