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Old 12-31-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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No write permission to store packages in... (makepkg)

(Note: I'm not sure, but this question may be quite Arch-specific.)

I have tried to 'makepkg -s' easy-e17 in a few different places, but to no avail. I get the error:

ERROR: You do not have write permission to store packages in /bin/easy-e17.
Though, I also get this error for any other directory I try in. When trying with 'sudo' I am told that it is a "bad idea."

I have never used makepkg before, so whatever is wrong might be obvious; I have never "fine-tined" my makepkg.conf before, either.

Probably not relevant, but just in case: easy-e17 is a group of files from the Arch User Repository for installing Enlightenment (DR17). Perhaps there is something I need to install in order to make packages from the AUR? Or does that sound ridiculous? I wouldn't know.
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You would either need to run it as sudo, or add your username to the sudoers file sudo gedit /etc/sudoers
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When running it with 'sudo' I get this error:

ERROR: Running makepkg as root is a BAD idea and can cause permanent, catastrophic damage to your system. If you wish to run as root, please use the --asroot option.
And using the '--asroot' option does nothing.

I believe I have successfully added my name to the 'sudoers' list, but the same errors appear.
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Try placing the package in /tmp
cd /wherever
makepkg /tmp/somepkg.txz


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