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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:51:28 -0800
From:      Rem P Roberti <remegius@comcast.net>
To:        Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: skype permissions
Message-ID:  <49711D80.5000605@comcast.net>
In-Reply-To: <200901161309.45606.beech@freebsd.org>
References:  <4970F8CE.4090307@comcast.net> <200901161234.41120.beech@freebsd.org> <497103F6.3090701@comcast.net> <200901161309.45606.beech@freebsd.org>

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Beech Rintoul wrote:
> 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.
>>
>> Rem
>>     
>
> What are the premissions of /usr/local/share/skype? Try doing chmod 755 
> /usr/local/share/skype and start with:
>
> skype --resources=/usr/local/share/skype
>
> Beech
>
>   

Oops.  I forgot to post this (gulp)...when I do the above this results:

ELF interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2 not found
Abort trap

Rem



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