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Old 08-19-2006, 03:22 PM   #1
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Slackware 10.1, Cannot make (hard) links

Hello. This is my first question on here (of many). I've used Linux before, years ago, in the form of Red Hat 7.3. I had a series of issues with it, all minor, that were never resolved because I had a major kernel error a few months ago. Rather than try to ressurect such a dinosaur that I had problems with anyway, I opted to scrap the install and put in a new distro. I chose Slackware because it's supposed to be "real" linux, and I wanted to learn linux. Maybe the first thing you'll ask is why didn't this idiot install 10.2? Two reasons, one... I had already burned 10.1 on CD a while back, when I was considering it before my kernel went wack. Two... 10.2 does not include GNOME.

I've had many problems with this install, but I've worked through most on my own.

I have Gnome 2.6... I'm attempting to upgrade to 2.14, not having a lot of luck, but before I ask about that, I think I have bigger fish to fry.

I think a lot of my installs are failing from this error: "Operation Not Permitted while creating a link to ______" then a folder or filename follows. Every install I have done has had this error... some still worked despite it.

If I make a "soft link" on the command line using ln -s I have no problem.

Also, I am running these installs as root, so permissions should not be an issue. In addition, I'm using su - in the terminal window if I'm running GNOME. I get these errors inside and outside of GNOME, constantly.

I'm also already considering scrapping Slackware for Ubuntu. I used the GNOME live CD (which had Ubuntu) and Ubuntu impressed me very much. XAWTV even ran on my ATI All-In-Wonder with few issues straight off the CD. I had been trying for years to get it to work in RedHat and now trying in Slackware, with no luck.

All the "installs" i'm referring too are source installs, using the built in configure script, followed by a make/make install... unless of course, they were kind enough to provide an automatic installer script.
Old 08-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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also, when I'm using tar to unpack most of these programs, I constantly get the error "Cannot change ownership to uid 510, gid 510: Operation not permitted" which I think is related. If use use fileroller, I do not get this error.



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