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Old 09-01-2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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Thunderbird permissions


I can't get Mozilla Thunderbird to run as a user.
It'll run as root no problem.
When I try to open Tbird from Konsole as a user, I don't get any error messages at all, just get dumped back to a prompt.

I'm sure this is a permissions thing, but I'm not exactly sure where to begin as I've never encountered this problem before.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
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Try setting the permissions on the installation location with:
chown -R root:root /path/to/thunderbird
chmod -R 664 /path/to/thunderbird
find /path/to/thunderbird -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;
 
Old 09-01-2004, 04:20 PM   #3
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Hmmn. Now I get an error 'permission denied' - both as user and root.
Code:
# chown -R root:root /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird
# chmod -R 664 /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird
# find /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;
$ mozilla-thunderbird
bash: /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird: Permission denied
# mozilla-thunderbird
bash: /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird: Permission denied
So what to do now?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 04:26 PM   #4
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Sorry my mistake - I wasn't thinking application folders just chmod 755:
chmod -R 755 /path/to/thunderbird
 
Old 09-01-2004, 04:35 PM   #5
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Code:
# chown -R root:root /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird
# chmod -R 664 /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird
# chmod -R 755 /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird
$ mozilla-thunderbird
$
Still opens for root though.
This is

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Old 09-04-2004, 01:23 AM   #6
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I don't know if this will help, but I didn't need Thunderbird in root, so I installed in my user home directory & all is good...

 
Old 09-04-2004, 11:42 AM   #7
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I have a similar issue. chmod 777 doesn't really help, the file permissions are all changed to read, write, and execut, for all groups, but i still can't run them from the other groups.

frustrating.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 05:01 PM   #8
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JonEberger: Yeah, I'm pretty much where you are. Checked and double checked TBir'ds permissions - got read/write for all groups, but yet it still only runs as root.
Think I'm going to re-install, and maybe the latest version too and see what happens.
 
  


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