[GRASS5] One step at a time.
rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Sun Feb 18 21:23:11 EST 2001
On Sun, 18 Feb 2001, Malcolm Blue wrote:
> Check to see if the files /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.1a,
> /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.1b, etc. exist and that they are fifo files. They
> should have permissions like prw-rw-rw-.
Nope. /usr/local/grass5/dev is a shell script, not a directory.
> If these don't exist, you should be able to create them with the create_fifos.sh
> script in /usr/local/grass5/dev. Run it as:
> ./create_fifos.sh /usr/local/grass5
See above. There is no create_fifos.sh because there's no directory called
dev/. It's a shell script file.
> Did you install as root or as a user? You may need to make sure that you have
> write permissions on the dev directory.
Most source files I can compile and make as a user, then it requires root
access to run 'make install'. That was the case here, too. Only root has
write permission to /usr/local/
I understand, too, there are now permission problems, and only the mapset
owner can work with those files. IMO, that's not a good thing. Leave the
*nix permissions to do their thing and let local administrators modify
access groups to suit their needs and security philosophy.
/usr/local/grass5/dev is owned by root:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 977 Feb 16 16:27 dev*
When I try running, `./dev /usr/local/grass5', nothing meaningful happens:
touch: /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.15b: Not a directory
rm: cannot remove /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.16a': Not a directory
touch: /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.16a: Not a directory
rm: cannot remove /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.16b': Not a directory
touch: /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.16b: Not a directory
rm: cannot remove /usr/local/grass5/dev/fifo.17a': Not a directory
All because dev is a file, not a directory.
Something's quite broken here.
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