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Old 06-26-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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Sun Download Manager


I did not know where to post this, so I decided to post it here at the Solaris forum.

I recently downloaded Sun Download Manager for Java (I use Red Hat Linux 9) and whenever I try to launch it as a mortal user I get an error about the property directory, stating that I do not have enough permisions, I have no problems if I launch it as root:

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[gianni@Thetargos gianni]$ sdm
Sun (TM) Download Manager
Copyright (c) 2001-2003 by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Starting Java interpreter...
java version "1.4.1_02"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1_02-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.1_02-b06, mixed mode)
Property directory:  . permission denied
[gianni@Thetargos gianni]$
Now my question here is What (or which) is the Property directory? I thought it could had something to do with the permisions on the Java directory (/usr/java/j2re1.4.1_02/) but if that would be the case, how is that I can open the Java Web Start program as a mortal user instead of root?

I really wanna download Solaris 9 and they recommend downloading with their Download Manager (I could always use D4X), and being the fact that it could be the perfect motive to actually use Java in my system (appart from the web applets). Anyone has any insight?

Thanks!.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
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Well most likely there is a permissions problem. If you installed as root, most likely all the corresponding directories and such only root as read/write/execute access to, making regular users no access.

Do you know what directory it installed the package/program to? I would start there or maybe try to install as a regular user, etc to give all users rights to the program.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 05:02 PM   #3
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http://wwws.sun.com/software/download/sdm/sdm_help.html

The general help and documentation link from sun.com regarding sdm.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 11:58 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies, TrickyKid. I've found what the problem was: Indeed it was a perminsions related one, so I simply chown'ed & chmod'ed 775 the directory (/usr/share/sdm) so my users could have access to it. Apparently the program seeks as the default download directory the directory where it was installed.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 01:12 AM   #5
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Glad that was it and fixed your problem..
 
Old 06-27-2003, 02:54 AM   #6
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Thanks again.
 
  


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