permission to install software


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers permission to install software
# 1  
permission to install software

Hello everyone,

I want to install a software on an external hard disk. I used Fedora core 6 whose default shell is bash. As user I have changed to sh shell because in order to install I have to use the sh shell. I had changed permission on all the files using

sh-3.1$ chmod +x configure.linux

and all the files have execute permissions. However, when I execute

sh-3.1$ ./configure.linux
sh: ./configure.linux: Permission denied

I got a couple of more experienced users to help me but the problem remains. Can someone suggest how to solve this problem? Thank you.

Siti Smilie
# 2  
yes. remount the medium where the script is with the option "exec"

also, you dont need to change the shell.
im more than certain that sh in that server is actually bash
# 3  
Hi Broli,

Appreciate your response. Smilie I am quite new to Linux and am not sure how to mount with 'exec' option. I had already put a line in my /etc/fstab file which says

/dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk vfat noauto,rw,user 1 3

Am I supposed to insert the no exec option in 'noauto,rw,user,exec'? Thanks.

Siti
# 4  
more than likely yes... Smilie
# 5  
Quote:
Originally Posted by sitij109
Hi Broli,

Appreciate your response. Smilie I am quite new to Linux and am not sure how to mount with 'exec' option. I had already put a line in my /etc/fstab file which says

/dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk vfat noauto,rw,user 1 3

Am I supposed to insert the no exec option in 'noauto,rw,user,exec'? Thanks.

Siti
yeap. taking the line you posted as example, it would be like this

/dev/sda1 /media/usbdisk vfat noauto,rw,users,exec 0 0

2 things.
i changed user to users.
i changed the last numbers to 0 0 (they are not used anymore)

read the manpage of mount to get a full list of options.
some are very good, specially with vfat partitions and long names, or utf-8 names
# 6  
Thanks to all your replies. Now I am able to proceed with my installation. However, I still have to figure out how to install a Fortran compiler to complete the installation.

SitiSmilie
# 7  
Hello everybody,

Fortunately I don't have to install Fortran but I have a new problem after I finished installing the software I wanted in my external hard disk. I am supposed to edit one line in the cfsetup.sh file so that it points to the directory "/media/usbdisk/calfuse" where all the stuff I need are.

The syntax is

CF_DIR="/media/usbdisk/calfuse"
then run and get

sh-3.1$ source cfsetup.sh
ln: creating symbolic link `/media/usbdisk/calfuse/v3.2/bin/calfuse' to `/media/usbdisk/calfuse/v3.2/bin/calfuse.sh': Operation not permitted


Does anybody know why? Thanks.



SitiSmilie
 

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #520
Difficulty: Easy
In general, any number in base-10 can be written as the summation of powers of 10 multiplied by the numbers 0 through 9.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Red Hat

User to install software

Hi there. I'm setting up my first "proper" server using RHEL - in the past I've only had various test servers etc running, so want to make sure I'm doing things properly. When installing s/w, let's say Apache, I don't want it to run as root, correct? Should I then create a new user "apache"... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: eludlow
4 Replies

2. AIX

Install software in another directory with smitty install

Hello, I would like to ask if someone knows if is possible to install sofware via smitty or installp in another directorie , or we have to accept the default location? i would like to intall in /opt folder , but smitty installed it in /usr Thanks in advance (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: prpkrk
4 Replies

3. Red Hat

Install a Software on Fedora!

Hi, I've been busy since this afternoon with an editor called e3 installation process! I have the source code and I think that I have to make a .C file first then try make command ... ./configure doesn't work, there is no useful README and I am completely lost... The file for Fedora x86_64 is... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: almirzaee
1 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Help to install Sybil software

Hello everyone, I'm currently trying to install a software for my job... Sadly, noone can help me with UNIX :( I'm working on cygwin, with a proxy to access web (I dunno if these informations are needed) Here is the link to my software : Sybil: Downloads What I have been able to do :... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: sluvah
5 Replies

5. Solaris

Zoning permission problem when installing software

hi all i am working on zone and when i try to install software i face read and write permisssion on directory which zonning inherit from them so how can i add read and write permission to zone already running (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: jamisux
3 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

trying to install the audio software in my pc

Hi, my friend refer me here he was saying that they have the best solution and really good wisdom of the UNIX system , i am learning and trying to install the audio software in my pc , but it 's not working may be i am forgetting something. (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: maggilane
2 Replies

7. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Install gcc with 750 permission

Hi All, I need gcc with permission 750, while installation itself. or how can i change the permission without using chmod command. My requirement is User and Group only use the gcc. since i am having ldap users. Thanks in advance. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: rajamohan
1 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Program permission (to install etc)

hi! all i've setup my PC with FreeBSD 6.2 and i've created login ID for my friends i would like to allow them to install program (since they're requesting to use bnc/psybnc) using their shell however, they have encounter such error to install the program they have to sudo in order to run... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: rdns
3 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

where can i get software for install unix

Need help guys, i need to know where can i get a unix on solaris 10 software to install unix into my computer since i dont have internet. I want to start playing on them at home. Any help appreciated .... sonny (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: rxsonny
1 Replies

10. Solaris

software install on solaris 10

what is the command to install a software from a remote server or cd? pkg_add -rv bash < freebsd i need the same command on solaris i try to use pkgadd but no success (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: litch
0 Replies

Featured Tech Videos