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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:40:24 -0900
From:      Beech Rintoul <beech@freebsd.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Rem P Roberti <remegius@comcast.net>, Joakim Fogelberg <joafog.lists@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: skype permissions
Message-ID:  <200901161540.24965.beech@freebsd.org>
In-Reply-To: <4971272F.7020101@comcast.net>
References:  <4970F8CE.4090307@comcast.net> <200901161528.44418.beech@freebsd.org> <4971272F.7020101@comcast.net>

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On Friday 16 January 2009 15:32:47 Rem P Roberti wrote:
> 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.

Wierd, and you're sure that binary is executable by all?

>
> >> 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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