How to change permissions for /usr/share
clanlaw at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 23 13:14:27 UTC 2010
On 23 January 2010 10:45, Thomas Blasejewicz <thomas at s7.dion.ne.jp> wrote:
> 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.
> 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".
> 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.
> 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?
You may find the free downloadable Ubuntu pocket guide at
http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html useful. It will tell
you about access permissions and much more. It is a little out of
date on the graphical interface but is still an excellent guide for
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