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Old 9th August 2004, 03:40 AM
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While very computer literare (with Windows), I have just begun my learning of Linux. I'm pretty clueless so far.

First question:
"You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "root"." Why can't I see inside some folders?

Second question:
[kushboy@localhost glib-2.4.5]$ make install
make install-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/kushboy/glib-2.4.5'
Making install in .
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/kushboy/glib-2.4.5'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/kushboy/glib-2.4.5'
/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /usr/local/bin
/usr/bin/install -c glib-gettextize /usr/local/bin/glib-gettextize
/usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/bin/glib-gettextize': Permission denied
make[3]: *** [install-binSCRIPTS] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/kushboy/glib-2.4.5'
make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/kushboy/glib-2.4.5'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/kushboy/glib-2.4.5'
make: *** [install] Error 2
[kushboy@localhost glib-2.4.5]$

Does question one relate to why this doesn't work or is it something else I need to fix?

Thanks sooo much. Any other tips or places I can go to learn more, I'd be extremely grateful of. Or should I just fool around and keep figuring stuff out?

-Brett
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Old 9th August 2004, 04:24 AM
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chmod that file. or find it on the file browser, right-click go permissions and give them.
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Old 9th August 2004, 05:07 AM
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It's not working because you typically need to be the "root" user to invoke make install. In the directory where you're trying to run make, Use the su command to become "root" (you'll be prompted for the password), then run make install.

Only "root" has write permissions to most of the directories and files outside of your $HOME directory. This is part of the Unix-style security paradigm.
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Old 9th August 2004, 05:27 AM
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root access is indeed what permissions require .....in other words: Got Root???
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