a weird thing about registration, Linux

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 13:06:07 EDT 2010

Well now i'm curious.  If you su, then cd ~
then pwd, it doesn't switch you to the root home account?

I just setup dsl in a virtual machine and tried it, the home directory
changes to match root when su'd. not su -.  If nothing else, check
your system variables, for me, after su, my HOME variable is changed
to /root (thats where it is on DSL)

I wonder, if you set things up so you can sudo livecode can you then
update? I did a check on osx, if I do this.
sudo cd ~;pwd
it retains my home folder.  I don't have sudo configured on my virtual
machine so can't test there, but if it behaves the same then sudo
livecode should run it with elevated permissions allowing the update
to go forward.  I think.

On 11/1/10, zryip theSlug <zryip.theslug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 3:26 PM, 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
> Peter,
> I suppose that the solution I replied in the other thread will not
> working for multi-accounts.
> For a single user all seems working as expected. I have no problem
> with the LC license. I'm assuming the license is probably stored
> somewhere and linked to the account the application is opened.
> Regards,
> --
> -Zryip TheSlug- wish you the best! 8)
> http://www.aslugontheroad.co.cc
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