Dreamcard under Mandrake Linux 10.1

Emmanuel Yves eyves at club-internet.fr
Tue Nov 16 13:53:59 EST 2004


Hi Franck,

Thank you very much for your answer.

You're right : I finally have let rev files in my home directory : I 'm
not keen on changing writable rights on /opt directory ...

In order to launch Revolution_Dreamcard executable, I also have created
an executable file launcher (dream) in the same location
(/home/emmanuel) :

Created with the Vi editor, it launches the command 
/opt/Revolution_Dreamcard-2.5/revolution_dreamcard.sh

and, of course, I have made a chmod +x command on this file.

Otherwise, I'd like to know if it's possible to define in Dreamcard
the /home/emmanuel directory as rev files directory by default, or,
eventually, see to it that by clicking on (or, by typing in a terminal)
*.rev files it launches automatically the revolution_dreamcard player. I
hope you'll understand what I want to say, my english language isn't
really perfect :-(

In all cases, thank you very much for your help

Have a good afternoon ;-)

Cordially

                       Emmanuel Yves





Le mardi 16 novembre 2004 à 09:25 -0500, Frank D. Engel, Jr. a écrit :
> On Nov 16, 2004, at 4:26 AM, Emmanuel Yves wrote:
> 
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm French and new user of Dreamcard that I have discovered and bought 
> > the past week.
> >
> > I have installed it on Linux Mandrake 10.1 with the rpm built and it 
> > works perfectly.
> >
> > Yet, I have a small problem :
> >
> > Since Dreamcard is installed is installed in the /opt directory, and 
> > when I launch it as a single user (not root), I can't create *.rev 
> > files under /opt/Revolution_dreamcard but only in my home directory 
> > (/home/emmanuel etc...).
> 
> Yes, and this is generally a good thing.  In a multiuser system, 
> allowing users to write into these common directories is asking for 
> trouble.  Since UNIX (and therefore Linux) is designed to easily 
> support multiple users, allowing users to write into this directory is 
> a bad idea.
> 
> >
> > So, have I to modify the writable rights of this directory so that rev 
> > files may be written in this directory ?
> 
> If you *really* want to do this, and there won't be a problem with 
> other users of the system (or there are no other users of the system), 
> you can do this from the terminal (note you must execute these commands 
> as root):
> 
> This allows all users of the system to write to the directory and all 
> of its subdirectories:
> 
> chmod -R ugo+w /opt/Revolution_dreamcard
> 
> Alternately, this changes the owner of the directory and its contents 
> to <username>, and ensures that the owner of the directory can write to 
> it:
> 
> chown -R <username> /opt/Revolution_dreamcard
> chmod u+w /opt/Revolution_dreamcard
> 
> 
> >
> > Another question :
> >
> > In order to launch Dreamcard, I have to be placed into 
> > /opt/Revolution_dreamcard, and I don't know which command would allow 
> > me to launch it from, for instance, /home/emmanuel in a terminal ? 
> > Have I to create a link towards the executable Revolution_dreamcard.sh 
> > ?
> 
> No, you just need to specify the full path to the binary.  I don't have 
> Rev for Linux, so fill in the rest of the name here, but if (for 
> example) the binary is stored in /opt/Revolution_dreamcard, and is 
> named Revolution_dreamcard, then start the program with the command:
> 
> /opt/Revolution_dreamcard/Revolution_dreamcard
> 
> 
> Alternately, add the directory containing the binary file to your path. 
>   This depends on the shell you are using; the default under Mandrake 
> should be bash (which is my own preference as well); do this:
> 
> export PATH=$PATH:/opt/Revolution_dreamcard
> 
> You will need to do that each time you open a terminal window unless 
> you add the line to .profile or .bash_profile in your home directory 
> (note the dot at the start of the filename -- that will cause the files 
> to be hidden in most cases.)
> 
> >
> > Finally, I think Dreamcard (and Revolution) are very good products, 
> > but French users lack of a good documentation in their language. I 
> > hope there will be one.
> 
> Can't help here -- I type in several languages (Transcript, Pascal, 
> Ada, BASIC, Java...), but I only speak one ;-)
> 
> >
> > Thank you very much beforehand
> >
> > Cordially
> >
> >               M. Emmanuel YVES
> >
> >
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> >
> -----------------------------------------------------------
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> 
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> 
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