[xubuntu-users] Proper way to install Seamonkey

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Tue Jan 20 23:13:19 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:02 AM, leegold <leegold at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> Hi,
> I read the read but don't understand this bit about the installer:
> "Note: If you install in the default directory (which is usually
> /usr/local/seamonkey), or any other directory where only the root user
> normally has write-access, you must start SeaMonkey first as root before
> other users can start the program. Doing so generates a set of files
> required for later use by other users.  However, do not use sudo to run
> the installer as root because that can damage your profile."
> Question:
> "...do not use sudo to run the installer..."
> So how do I allow the installer to create and write to the dir
> /usr/local/seamonkey ? I can't su to root in Xubuntu - it's not really
> encouraged to su in the *ubuntus. If I can't sudo to run the installer
> how do they want me to do it? Or am I not understand what they're
> saying?

I'm not sure whether "do not use sudo to run it" means that you *can* use
su, but if you can, then you can probably use "sudo su" to log in as root
(of course, use with caution, usual disclaimer and stuff).

> thanks,
> Lee G.

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