a weird thing about registration, Linux

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 11:15:38 EDT 2010

My guess would be that it puts a dot file in your user account on
first run that manages prefs and registration info.  Since you don't
run it as root, no .file, same for all other users.  Still leaves it
as being a pain in the tookus to set it up as multiple users, but i'm
curious... It's been a while, but isn't there a skeleton directory
that holds default files to add when an account is created?  Did
livecode add one there? If not, and you copy your file there it should
solve the problem for new accounts, but unfortunately doesn't keep you
from having to beat already created accounts into submission manually
for now.

On 11/1/10, Peter Alcibiades <palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Has anyone else had this?
> I installed and registered my 4.5 copy.  Works fine.  Now, I want to update
> the Slug's package.  It won't let me, most likely because its installed the
> app in /opt and as user I have no write privileges there.
> OK, no problem, become root with the root environment, fire up LC.  Asks me
> to register!
> Think, OK, maybe this is due to having the root environment, so just do su.
> Same thing.
> OK, maybe this is something to do with root or root privileges, so log out,
> log on as another account.  Same thing.
> This is weird.  The only point of installing in /opt as opposed to
> /home/user would be to let all accounts have access to the app in a multi
> account environment, but it seems in some way to be restricting use of the
> app to just one account?  Cannot be, surely?
> I can always do it manually, download the package, delete the existing plug
> in, so that's not a problem.  The problem is if registration is restricting
> to just one account on a machine.  To be clear, no-one else uses Rev on my
> machine, but for various reasons I do use multiple accounts on the same
> machine myself and can't see why I should have to register not only by
> machine, but by account.  Anyone else getting this?
> Peter
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