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  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Cannot write to folder?

    I am trying to following the HOWTO tutorial of installing and compiling from source, and i cannot write ,or save to the directory /usr/local/src , when i change to that directory and i try to download from there via command line with the WGET utility ,it says permission denied.

    After that i try KDESU WGET ,enter the password of root and nothing happens ,it stays stuck for ages.

    Any idea how to change permissions to that folder,because i need it to compile ,cause the file i try to build has all the files in /src/xxx ?
    I have had a 360 ,but it got the RROD
    No more XBOX, i turned PS3
    I had it for months ,it still amazes me!

    Never seen a bigger failure of MICROSOFT then the XBOX 360!

  2. #2
    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Ignore that path in the tutorial. I've updated it. You should never need to compile source using root user; only use that for installing the source you've compiled.
    Registered Linux user #270181

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