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Old 05-19-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
harbey altai
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not in the sudo file

Dear Sir,
I have been using RedHat 9 Linux for about two months.I tried my best to learn from your Forums and Googling. I like it and it is better than Windows although it it is, I mean GNU/Linux very very difficult, but it is a delicious challenge.
I downloaded Firefox 3 Release Candidate1. I followed all the instructions to install it, It went very well, but when I used the last step ($ sudo tar -jxvf Firefox-3.Orc1.tar.bz2 -C /opt/ ) it demanded the password. When I typed my password(I am the only user and I have all the permissions) it said( loner is not in the sudo file.Tis incident will be reported).Then I tried to find a way for this problem. I typed (sudo
-l) with my password, it said (Sorry loner may not run sudo on lacalhost)
Please I would like to know what does it mean and how I could proceed with installing Firefox.
Thank you very much and I appreciate your answering me in the forum. Hopi Best regards,
Yours sincerely,
Old 05-19-2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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Don't use sudo. Try the following
tar -jxvf Firefox-3.Orc1.tar.bz2 -C /opt/
Also if its an option use something newer than Red Hat 9. Its very old and no longer supported. Try the latest version of Fedora or CentOS.
Old 05-23-2008, 10:45 PM   #3
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you are not root,aren't you?

"su -" will ask you for the rootpassword.after thatyou can execute all commands.

Also you can add your user in the file /etc/sudoer giving the permissions as needed.


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