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Old 11-28-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
Kane635
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GAIM and Mozilla Permisions Hell


I recently got slackware up... anyway straight to the point

kane@slackware:~$ bunzip2 gaim-1.0.3.tar.bz2
kane@slackware:~$ tar -xf gaim-1.0.3.tar
kane@slackware:~$ cp -rf gaim-1.0.3 /usr/src/
cp: cannot create directory `/usr/src/gaim-1.0.3': Permission denied
kane@slackware:~$ su
Password:
root@slackware:/home/kane# cp -rf gaim-1.0.3 /usr/src/
root@slackware:/home/kane# rm -rf gaim-1.0.3
root@slackware:/home/kane# cd /usr/src/gaim-1.0.3/
root@slackware:/usr/src/gaim-1.0.3# make; make install; gaim;
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
root@slackware:/usr/src/gaim-1.0.3# ./configure; make; make install; gaim

This is a screenshot of gaim running as root, and gaim running as kane. The "deformed" window is running as kane, I suspect permission problems. Also, mozilla suddenly stopped working... I didn't touch it. Any clues? ; ^ )

http://geocities.com/kanemaverick635/GaimWRONG.png (Kane)
http://geocities.com/kanemaverick635/GaimOK.png (Root)

Im baffled... this has never happened before...!

Last edited by Kane635; 11-28-2004 at 10:39 AM.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 11:37 AM   #2
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tar -xjvf gaim-1.0.3.tar.bz2 (will one-step the extraction process)
mv gaim-1.0.3 /usr/src/ (take note of the slash usage -- one-step)

1) was gaim already on the system? -- i suggest traceing the binary files to verify both are using the same, and possibly flushing
(or temporarily relocating) ~/.gaim for Kane to ensure this is not preference/theme related

2) what's your distro? i know slack had this problem if people ran mozilla as root -- it would no longer run for regular users. Suggest upgrading mozilla. (slack had a patch/upgrade avail as fix)
 
Old 11-28-2004, 11:51 AM   #3
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Hm, I'll give it a shot, thanks, If I don't reply in two hours its works! ;-) Ty ty ty ty ty...
 
Old 11-28-2004, 11:54 AM   #4
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thanx for looping me in... i hate problem threads that the thread starters don't resolve...
 
Old 11-28-2004, 02:57 PM   #5
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No, it didn't work... it didn't do this before this is very very awkward.
 
  


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