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Old 07-04-2003, 12:18 PM   #1
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Some path questions and installing Pico

Ok, I d/l'ed the newest (afaik) PINE distribution and I'm attempting to install it on my system. I've been using Linux for several years to basically work on MUD programming, but I don't really know my way around a linuxbox.

I got pico to compile ok, there was an error, but it ran, so I'll look into the programming aspects later, but I could only get it to run in the directory it was in, which of course wasn't what I was going for, so I tried to figure out how to edit my path, so that all users in any directories could use pico. I did a search, and someone suggested editting the /etc/profile file, and adding a path there, but I couldn't make heads or tails out of that file.

To eliminate the problem, I moved the pico binary to my /bin/ directory. Ok, so far so good, now pico ran in every directory. Here's the catch. I can only save, when I'm using the root handle. Changing the ownership and group ownership to my regular handle, didn't solve the problem. I still can't save.

Do I need to compile under my regular handle? Will this solve my problem?

Can someone help me out with this? I know it isn't necessarily a good thing to do basic stuff under the root handle, but I find it easier to log into Gnome as root, and use my regular handle in the terminal.

If anyone could tell me why I can't save anything except as root, I would appreciate it.


Last edited by Mathius; 07-04-2003 at 12:19 PM.
Old 07-04-2003, 02:03 PM   #2
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Mathiu install simple version of Pico (or even Nano) they don't really change to much.
tar -zxvf pico.tar.gz
make install
I am using it for two years and everything works fine with all users


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