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Offline billcrosby

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File with a lock symbol on it?
« on: July 24, 2012, 02:55:40 PM »
Ok so I downloaded java jre1.6.0_32, and on the file there is a lock symbol on it. What does that mean? And when i try to make the file executable an error pops up and says

 "chmod: changing permissions of 'jre1.6.0_32':Operation not permitted"
 
How can i fix this?
 Thank you

Offline LS-Admin

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Re: File with a lock symbol on it?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 07:13:32 PM »
You need to have admin priviledges , generally on command line, we do "su" and provide admin password to do such operation.

Offline dalek

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Re: File with a lock symbol on it?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 02:18:33 AM »
If that still doesn't work, you can try "su -" and see if that works.  I never understood why but some distros need the dash on the end.  Someone explained it once but I never understood the reason. 

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