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Old 10-12-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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Opening bz2 files and also Samba

I have installed FC4 a few times - this time I thought maybe I would try something different... only installing the bare minimum... like LAMP and VNC so i can get a desktop from my windows compture and SSH for me to use Putty.

Anyway... I have the server rolling fine with LAMP/VNC/SSH... but when I get on there and download a file that is a .bz2 or any other compressed file I am used to the window popping up asking do i want to open it with something. Its as if I have no utility installed that is associated with the .bz2 files. How do I get my bz2 files to be associated with something.. how do i check to see if bzip2 is installed?

Next question... Samba
I have installed it and can see everything in the shares I have made - i have set the access to everyone and am using share permissions vs user but have it set to writeable and browseable.

path = /var/www/html
writeable = yes
browseable = yes

I want to be able to write files to this share - so i dont have to FTP etc my files during webdev. Should i CHOWN nobody /var/www/html
Seems its a permissions problem.
Old 10-12-2005, 10:23 PM   #2
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Bzip2 support is not part of a minimal install. It is a tiny program, but you do have to install it. You can find the rpm for that at

I don't know samba, but the values you are playing with are for the website. You say you are doing webdevelopment, but I don't see what the association is between samba and the website. Why not use ftp? You should not have faulty permissions on the website, or when you move the sites to the "real" server things may break over permissions. Apache2 usually runs as www-data, so that should be the owner of the /var/www/html directory.

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Ill try that. Thanks!

The deal with samba is I want to open the web files I am working on in something like Dreamweaver from a computer on my network... just easier for me to manipulate the files using Windows Explorer and not having to worry about an FTP client.
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if you are going to be doing this alot, maybe use a public_html dir as your website dir and point apache there. that way you can write directly there without changing permissions on directories
Old 10-18-2005, 07:44 AM   #5
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That sounds good. So then I can just move all my files into the /var/www/html dir repoint apache and im back to a secure site?


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