jerrymc at msu.edu
Fri Jan 16 14:31:11 PST 2009
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 02:02:30PM -0800, Rem P Roberti wrote:
> >On Friday 16 January 2009 12:14:54 Rem P Roberti wrote:
> >>I have just installed Skype and the only way that I can launch the
> >>program is
> >>as root. I know that that is a permissions thing, but I can't figure
> >>out how to
> >>bring up the program as user, or if that is even possible.
> >This problem only happens on certain setups and we have been unable to
> >find out why it's happening. Skype should (and does) work as a normal user
> >and shouldn't require any permission changes.
> >Please post the output of any errors you're seeing and the output of uname
> >-a. Also, how are you starting skype? What linux_base are you running?
> The output of uname -a: FreeBSD bsd.remdog.net 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD
> 7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 1 14:37:25 UTC 2009
> root at logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
> The only way that I can start Skype is via the command line as root. If
> I try to launch
> the program as user this results: /usr/local/bin/skype:
> /usr/local/share/skype/skype: Permission denied
> I am currently running linux_base-fc6-6_5 which I installed as per
> UPDATING 20080318.
I have never used skype, (might try one of these days) but
is it possible you have to set the Set-UID bit?
eg chmod 4755 /usr/local/bin/skype ??
That's a little nasty, but...
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