How to change permissions for /usr/share
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Sat Jan 23 13:05:31 UTC 2010
Dne 23.01.2010 (sob) ob 19:45 +0900 je Thomas Blasejewicz zapisal(a):
> Good evening
> Ubuntu comes apparently with "Stardict" pre-installed.
> I would like to see how this software works and therefore tried to
> download -> install some dictionaries.
I suppose you installed stardict from ubuntu repositories.
Did you see suggestions for installing additional dictionaries in
> However, the dictionary files are supposed to be put into the folder
> /usr/share/stardict/dic (it says so in the software itself)
> Yet, when I try to
> * download something to that location
> * copy previously downloaded compressed files
> * copy decompressed folders or files
> I always get an error message (in Japanese, since I use the Japanese
> localized version),
> telling me, that I have no right to modify/access the above mentioned
> Under "owner" it says there "root".
Like it should and this is for a reason.
(See links in reply to your post with subject "How to indicate paths"
about file system tree.)
> I tried to change the permissions, but all options are greyed out and I
> cannot change anything.
> I also tried "Alt+F2 -> sudo", but had no access.
You may find useful to get some references about sudo and gksu (kdesu
for Kde) and their usage.
Two of them  and  are linked below and you can always see what
commands man sudo and man gksu or man kdesu reveal for you.
> If I am supposed to put the relevant dictionary files into that
> directory, how do I actually put them there
> when the computer does not allow me to modify the contents?
> Thank you.
In the link  are exact instructions how to do that.
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