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Old 05-16-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
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Firefox password?


im trying to install firefox and i ran

"makepkg -s"

and got this message,

==>Making package: firefox 3.6.3-1 i686 (Sun May 16 00:28:27 PDT 2010)
==>Checking Runtime dependencies...
==>Installing missing dependencies...

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local system
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility

Password:

Do i type the password for "root"? Or is this some kind of riddle?
 
Old 05-16-2010, 03:15 PM   #2
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A quick google tells me that firefox 3.6.3-1 is in Arch 'repos' (I don't know how they call it in Arch) so you can install it via pacman (-S firefox)

As far as the password is concerned, it's probably going to be you root password (unless you used sudo - in which case it'll be YOUR password).
 
Old 05-16-2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by programmer1985 View Post
im trying to install firefox and i ran

"makepkg -s"

and got this message,

==>Making package: firefox 3.6.3-1 i686 (Sun May 16 00:28:27 PDT 2010)
==>Checking Runtime dependencies...
==>Installing missing dependencies...

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local system
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility

Password:

Do i type the password for "root"? Or is this some kind of riddle?
It's the SUDO password. Depending on your setup, it's either your password, or root's password. Did you try anything??
 
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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ill try that
 
Old 05-16-2010, 04:37 PM   #5
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Im not sure if it is my root password because when I tried it and it thought about it for a second then said "Sorry try again", and when i try my normal password it says

matt is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

what does that mean?
 
Old 05-16-2010, 04:40 PM   #6
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Either add matt to the sudoers file:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sudo
or do it as root.

Out of curiosity: why don't you want to install it via pacman?
 
Old 05-16-2010, 04:47 PM   #7
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I am installing it with pacman.

Last edited by programmer1985; 05-16-2010 at 04:50 PM.
 
Old 05-16-2010, 04:52 PM   #8
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I am installing it with pacman, why wouldnt I?
Sorry, I thought you're trying to do manually.

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also what is the directory for the sudoers file?
The file is /etc/sudoers, you should NOT edit it manually. As the tutorial says
it is recommended to use 'visudo' - Please have a look at the tutorial I posted.
 
Old 05-16-2010, 05:27 PM   #9
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Alright i modified the Sudoers file, and everything works now, thanks for the help!
 
  


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