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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:13:04 -0900
From:      Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Rem P Roberti <remegius@comcast.net>, Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: skype permissions
Message-ID:  <200901161313.04651.beech@freebsd.org>
In-Reply-To: <497103F6.3090701@comcast.net>
References:  <4970F8CE.4090307@comcast.net> <200901161234.41120.beech@freebsd.org> <497103F6.3090701@comcast.net>

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On Friday 16 January 2009 13:02:30 Rem P Roberti wrote:
> > On Friday 16 January 2009 12:14:54 Rem P Roberti wrote:
> >> I have just installed Skype and the only way that I can launch the
> >> program is
> >> as root.  I know that that is a permissions thing, but I can't figure
> >> out how to
> >> bring up the program as user, or if that is even possible.
> >>
> >> Rem
> >
> > This problem only happens on certain setups and we have been unable to
> > find out why it's happening. Skype should (and does) work as a normal
> > user and shouldn't require any permission changes.
> >
> > Please post the output of any errors you're seeing and the output of
> > uname -a. Also, how are you starting skype? What linux_base are you
> > running?
> >
> > Beech
>
> The output of uname -a: FreeBSD bsd.remdog.net 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD
> 7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan  1 14:37:25 UTC 2009
> root@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
>
> The only way that I can start Skype is via the command line as root.  If
> I try to launch
> the program as user this results: /usr/local/bin/skype:
> /usr/local/share/skype/skype: Permission denied
>
> I am currently running linux_base-fc6-6_5 which I installed as per
> UPDATING 20080318.

Also try chmod a+rx /usr/local/share/skype/skype

Beech

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