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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:32:47 -0800
From:      Rem P Roberti <remegius@comcast.net>
To:        Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>
Cc:        Joakim Fogelberg <joafog.lists@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: skype permissions
Message-ID:  <4971272F.7020101@comcast.net>
In-Reply-To: <200901161528.44418.beech@freebsd.org>
References:  <4970F8CE.4090307@comcast.net> <49711BAE.5070505@comcast.net> <e18c7cda0901161615yc29f5c4j6d5888b37ff953bb@mail.gmail.com> <200901161528.44418.beech@freebsd.org>

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Beech Rintoul wrote:
> On Friday 16 January 2009 15:15:13 Joakim Fogelberg wrote:
>   
>> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 12:43 AM, Rem P Roberti <remegius@comcast.net> 
>>     
> wrote:
>   
>>> Joakim Fogelberg wrote:
>>>       
>>>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:09 PM, Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org> 
>>>>         
> wrote:
>   
>>>>> What are the premissions of /usr/local/share/skype? Try doing chmod 755
>>>>> /usr/local/share/skype and start with:
>>>>>           
>>>> This did the trick for me. I just installed skype and:
>>>>
>>>> will-try# ls -l /usr/local/share/ | grep skype
>>>> drwx------    6 root  wheel   512 Jan 17 00:13 skype
>>>>
>>>> After changing the permissions I am able to start skype from the Gnome
>>>> menu.
>>>>         
>>> Thanks for the shot, Joakim, but that didn't work either.  When calling
>>> Skype
>>> from user's command prompt still get the same result.  BTW, I'm using
>>> Xfce as my desktop.
>>>
>>> Rem
>>>       
>> Just for the record... I'm also able to start Skype from the command
>> prompt.
>>     
>
> What happens if you do: /usr/local/share/skype/skype as a normal user?
>   
Same thing: Permission denied.
>   
>> I'm not sure if I really understand makefiles, but it seems to me that
>> /usr/local/share/skype are created with the following directive in
>> /usr/ports/net/skype/Makefile:
>>         @cd ${WRKSRC}/&&${COPYTREE_SHARE} "avatars icons sounds lang"
>> ${PREFIX}/${SKYPEDIR}/
>>
>> Maybe the directory should be created first? I.e. change it to the
>> following: @${INSTALL} -d ${PREFIX}/${SKYPEDIR}
>>         @cd ${WRKSRC}/&&${COPYTREE_SHARE} "avatars icons sounds lang"
>> ${PREFIX}/${SKYPEDIR}/
>>     
>
> copytree_share does create the dir first if it doesn't exist. FWIW, I loaded 
> xfwm and tried to reproduce this, but it works fine as a normal user on my 
> -current box. I doubt if it would be any different on a 7.x box. I've seen 
> this problem once or twice before, but both me and Skype are at a loss to 
> explain why it's happening. I'll chat with the Skype devs later this evening 
> and see if one of them has any suggestions.
>
> Beech
>   

Thank you!






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